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Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Believe US is in Decline


Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Believe US is in Decline

Large Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents Agree America’s Society and Culture is Declining

(Austin, TX—January 6, 2022) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted December 17th through December 21st of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.

“These horrific numbers go beyond politics to the heart of who we are as a nation and a people. Americans have always been fueled by hope and optimism, and now are united in disgust. Our leaders in Washington, DC are setting the tone, and clearly we need dramatic changes there in both parties in the next election. But ultimately, it is the grassroots citizens of this great nation— everyday Americans fighting to return us to our foundations—who are going to get us back on course,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “By permanently reigning in the federal government and restoring the balance of power between DC and the states to its original Constitutional design, we have an opportunity to change these numbers, now and for the future.”

For complete details on the poll, including graphics, click here.

KEY INSIGHT: Majority of American Voters Say Countries’ Society and Culture are Declining:

  • 76.8 percent of American voters believe American society and culture are in a state of decay
  • 9.8 percent of American voters believe American society and culture are in a state of progress.
  • 13.4 percent of American voters are unsure.

KEY INSIGHT: Majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents all Agree American Society is in Decline:  

  • 81.8 percent of Independent voters believe American society and culture are in a state of decay. 10.9 percent believe in a state of progress, and 7.3 percent are unsure.
  • 61 percent of Democrat voters believe American society and culture are in a state of decay. 15.4 percent believe in a state of progress, and 23.6 percent are unsure.
  • 85.9 percent of Republican voters believe American society and culture are in a state of decay. 4.3 percent believe in a state of progress, and 9.7 percent are unsure.


About Convention of States Action—Boasting a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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