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Democracies facing crisis of faith: survey
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21 June 2018
On 21 June 2018 Reuters reported:
The world's democracies are facing a severe crisis of public faith, according to the conclusions of a large study published on Thursday (21 June). Index 2018, found that trust in governments appears even lower among people in democracies than in states deemed by the firm to be undemocratic. 'Right now the biggest risk for democracies is that the public no longer sees them as democratic,' said Nico Jaspers, CEO of Dalia Research. When asked 'do you feel that your government is acting in your interest?' 64 percent of respondents living in democracies said 'rarely' or 'never'. In non-democracies 41 percent said the same, according to the study, based on 125,000 respondents in 50 countries.
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Kenya, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, and Denmark were the countries where the largest proportions of people said the government was not acting in their interest. ...
The publication of the survey results came on the eve of the opening of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, to be attended by figures including former U.S. vice president Joe Biden and former British prime minister Tony Blair.
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