Americans’ Pessimism About Democracy Reaches New High

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Americans’ Pessimism About Democracy Reaches New High

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that Americans’ pessimism about democracy has reached a new high. The poll, which was conducted in June 2023, found that 49% of Americans say democracy is not working well in the United States, compared with 10% who say it is working very or extremely well.

The poll also found that majorities of Americans say U.S. laws and policies on key issues don’t do a good job of representing what most Americans want, on issues ranging from the economy and government spending to gun policy, immigration, and abortion.

The findings come as the United States is facing a number of challenges, including political polarization, economic inequality, and rising social unrest. The poll suggests that these challenges are taking a toll on Americans’ faith in their democracy.

It discusses the fact that a majority of Americans say democracy is not working well in the United States, and that majorities of Americans also say U.S. laws and policies on key issues don’t do a good job of representing what most Americans want. The body of the post also discusses the challenges that the United States is facing, such as political polarization, economic inequality, and rising social unrest.

Americans are widely pessimistic about democracy in the United States, an AP-NORC poll finds

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