According to a recent poll by CNN, the majority of Americans are angry about what is going on in the United States.
Breitbart reports that the poll conducted between Aug 3 and Sept 7, 2021 revealed that 74% of Americans were “somewhat” angry (48%) or “very” angry about what was going on in the US.
Perhaps equally disturbingly, 26% of those polled said they were ‘not’ angry about what was taking place in America.
The poll also suggested that most were putting the blame on President Biden, with 70% stating that things were going ‘pretty’ or ‘very badly’ under Biden. Meanwhile, only two per cent said things were going ‘very well’ under Biden.
Aside from what we see happening daily in the news, the poll also provided information on why people are getting angry.
The poll revealed that in 2021:
- 77% of Americans were concerned about the economy, up from 58% in 2020.
- 57% are worried about crime, up from 37% in 2020
Though many consider anger a sin, in fact it isn’t. We know that Jesus got angry when the Pharisees were opposing Jesus’ healing of a withered man on the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-5).
In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul writes “be angry and sin not,” but then finishes with this qualifier, “do not let the sin go down on your anger”(Ephesians 4:26).
In other words, anger can be a normal and even reasonable response to things happening around us, but we must not let the anger continue. We must quickly forgive and move on.