The majority of Americans, according to the latest information, are dissatisfied with democracy A survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that less than one in five Americans (or 16%) believe that democracy in the US “works well” or “very well”. 38% of respondents believe that democracy works only reasonably well, while 45% believe that democracy does not work well at all.
The results also show a political divide.
More Democrats (22%) than Republicans (10%) believe that democracy works very well. 48% of Democrats believe democracy works somewhat well, compared to 26% of Republicans who say the same thing.
The results point to a decline in Republicans since October, when 68% said democracy is at least reasonably working.
“Overall, 49% think the country is on the right track, but the outlook is divided because of the partiality. Throughout the Trump administration, many Democrats have described the country as headed in the wrong direction. In October 2020 only 6% said that the country was on the right track. With the Biden administration in the White House, 76% of Democrats are now optimistic, ”according to the poll.
In addition, “a majority of Republicans, for most of the Trump administration, had a positive view of the country’s direction and fell in the 1930s last summer as racial justice and pandemic protests mounted. After Biden’s inauguration, only 20% of Republicans say the country is going in the right direction, while 79% believe it is going in the wrong direction. “
Former President Donald Trump has continued to attack elections and spread numerous lies about electoral fraud since the fall. While there is no evidence to support Trump’s claims of widespread electoral fraud, fueled by his insistence on the theft of the election, many of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol last month to overthrow the results of an election that countless Government officials had carried out and independent observers have confirmed that it was free and fair.
Alan is a New York-based writer, editor, and news junkie.