DataDownload: A skeptical democracy

  • Majority says significant changes are needed in structure of government. “A 62% majority of the public says that significant changes are needed in the fundamental design and structure of American government to make it work for current times”
  • Fewer than half of Americans say the rights and freedoms of all are respected. “An overwhelming share of Americans (85%) say it is very important that the rights and freedoms of all people are respected. Yet only 41% say this describes the country very well (10%) or somewhat well (30%).”
  • Declining share of Americans view respectful political debates as very important. “Slightly more than half of adults (54%) say it is very important that the tone of political debate is respectful, down from 61% two years ago. The shift has come about equally among Republicans and Democrats.”
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