Democracy Strength Feb 2017

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Democracy in the United States is strong, but showing some cracks. That is the conclusion of a new survey of 1,571 political scientists.

Almost all said that the United States performed well on some of the most important measures of democracy: free and fair elections, freedom of speech and judicial limits on executive power.

But fewer than two-thirds said other important standards of democracy were being met: no interference with the press and respect for judicial independence by elected branches of government. And a minority said the United States was succeeding at equal rights or basic behavioral norms of civil discourse.

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