Nearly two-thirds of Americans lack confidence in the future of the nation’s democracy, As covered by a recent Pew Research Center study. Only 4% of U.S. adults believe the political system is working well, while 63% have little to no confidence in its future.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans lack confidence in politics
The Pew Research Center study reveals that the majority of Americans have lost faith in the future of the nation’s democracy. Only 4% of U.S. adults believe that the political system is functioning well, while 63% lack confidence in its future.
Republicans and Democrats more focused on fighting each other
A staggering 90% of Americans agree that Republicans and Democrats are more focused on fighting each other than on solving the country’s problems. This widespread sentiment highlights the deep polarization and division within the political landscape.
Americans seek structural change
The study shows that Americans are eager for structural change in the political system. With low confidence in current politicians and government infrastructure, the majority of Americans are looking for a shift in the way politics operates.
The Pew researchers highlight that Americans’ views of politics and elected officials are overwhelmingly negative, with little hope for improvement in the future. The political process is seen as dominated by special interests, flooded with campaign cash, and mired in partisan warfare. Elected officials are widely viewed as self-serving and ineffective. Both Republicans and Democrats face criticism, with a significant portion of the public dissatisfied with both parties or feeling unrepresented.