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“Just 51% of Americans said they have faith in democracy, and 37% say they have lost faith in democracy, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll conducted in late October.”

Also, 9% say they’ve never had faith (curiously up from 5% in October, ‘16).

The article also states…

“The big picture: SurveyMonkey also found that half the country believes America is more divided today than ever before — and that these divisions will probably continue far into the future (ranging between 46% and 51% over the past two years).”

I see this on the morning of the latest “most important election of our lifetimes”.

Aside from the core dis-ingeniousness of the poll; the question being “What is your view on American democracy?” and obviously since we live in a representative republic, there is no such thing as American Democracy…aside from that, if one has faith in the methodology of the poll, it’s bad news/good news.

Over half believe things are okay or, they believe things can be fixed by choosing sides in false, left vs right, propaganda construct and getting out there to vote.

The good news is that almost half are at least aware, on some level…possibly deeply subconscious and not understood, that our system doesn’t work and won’t work.

Link to article:
https://www.axios.com/poll-americans-faith-in-democracy-2e94a938-4365-4e80-9fb6-d9743d817710.html