Democracy in America, 2017

The results of our May 2017 survey (covering American political leaders from January-May 2017) indicate a great deal of pessimism about American democracy. In brief, we polled 68 democracy experts on threats to American democracy, the significance of recent events, and the likelihood of democratic breakdown in the U.S. …

Respondents see violations to multiple basic elements of democracy. These violations are generally judged as severe enough to place the U.S. outside the norm for consolidated democracies, but do not immediately threaten democratic collapse. CONT.

Michael K. Miller (GWU), Authoritarian Warning Survey