WORLD Struggle to reform US democracy only a partisan battle: report

WORLD

Struggle to reform US democracy only a partisan battle: report

Xinhua

13:34, December 24, 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The current struggle to reform American democracy is "a partisan struggle masked by philosophical rationalizations," said an opinion piece published by an American public policy organization recently.

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The article posted on the website of the German Marshall Fund of the United States said American democracy faces a challenge not seen since the 1850s in the run-up to the country's civil war.

"Skepticism about government, despite a desire to see governmental action, is rooted in dissatisfaction with the state of American democracy," the author Bruce Stokes said.

He cited a poll conducted by Pew Research Center showing that only 24 percent of Americans voice trust in their government, a near-historic low.


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