Would they make Contact now
and release it in to a fractured America? One half would perhaps embrace it as an optimistic vision. One half would see a plot by the deep state to waste all their money and attack the existence of a god.
Might make an interesting series though which would offer the opportunity to tell what happened next. It could be a multi-generational story line with the next contact being decades in to the future. If it was a 'simple' science fiction story that's possibly how it would be written now - but I doubt that was ever Sagan's intention.