American Democracy in Crisis: The Challenges of Voter Knowledge, Participation, and Polarization

by Daniel Cox; Robert P. Jones; Rob Griffin; Molly Fisch-Friedman; Alex Vandermaas-Peeler

Jul 17, 2018

"American Democracy in Crisis: The Challenges of Voter Knowledge, Participation, and Polarization"— the first of a series of surveys from PRRI/The Atlantic examining challenges to democratic institutions and practices finds an alarming number of Americans do not know what factors qualify people for or disqualify people from voting. The survey also finds large divides by political party, race, and ethnicity regarding the biggest problems facing the U.S. electoral system. At the same time, there is strong, bipartisan support for a range of policies that increase access to the ballot.

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