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Pew Research Center: Many Across the Globe Are Dissatisfied With How Democracy Is Working

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This report published by the Pew Research Center examines views on how democracy is working from residents of 27 countries around the world. Released in April 2019, this report is based on Pew's Spring Global Attitudes Survey of 30,133 people conducted between May 14 and August 12 in 2018. While the opinions expressed about each nation's democracy varied considerably, the report found dissatisfaction regarding the performance of democratic systems in many countries and concluded that "most believe elections bring little change, that politicians are corrupt and out of touch and that courts do not treat people fairly." However, those surveyed are generally "more positive about how well their countries protect free expression, provide economic opportunity and ensure public safety." The report's analysis goes into further detail for each global region and includes numerous charts showing the results for individual nations. Those interested can read the full 61-page report online, or download it as a PDF at the link above, and the survey's topline questionnaire results are available as a PDF as well. This report was written by Pew researchers Richard Wike, Laura Silver, and Alexandra Castillo.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-09-13
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0913

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