The Health of American Democracy: Comparing Perceptions of Experts and the American Public

Given widespread concern about the possible erosion of democracy in the United States, Bright Line Watch has conducted expert surveys since early 2017 asking thousands of professional political scientists to identify the dimensions of democracy they see as most important and to rate how well the U.S. is performing on them. But does the public agree with those assessments?

This Bright Line Watch report summarizes our third survey on the state of democracy in the United States. Uniquely, this round directly compares results from parallel surveys of our expert sample of professional political scientists and a representative sample of the American public recruited from the YouGov online survey panel. CONT.

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