Firmly outside the norm for consolidated democracies

Our survey results between December 2017 and January 2018 demonstrate mixed results, with some threat ratings improving and others worsening. From November to January, ratings improved on all six dimensions of democratic performance, reversing the deterioration from October to November. However, democracy experts still see American political behavior in 2017-18 as firmly outside the norm for consolidated democracies. Further, experts rate a 11.3% chance of democratic breakdown in the U.S. within the next four years and 93% of respondents believe that democratic quality has declined over the last 10 years. Both of these figures increased from November. CONT.

Michael K. Miller (GWU), Authoritarian Warning Survey