As COVID-19 cases increase, most Americans support ‘no excuse’ absentee voting
65% of Americans say the option to vote early or absentee should be available to any voter without requiring a documented reason.
How people in Poland see key aspects of their democracy ahead of presidential election
Here’s what our surveys indicate about how Polish people see their democracy, international relations and social issues in the country.
Experts Predict More Digital Innovation by 2030 Aimed at Enhancing Democracy
A majority of experts canvassed say significant reforms aimed at correcting problems in democratic institutions and representation will take place. But they are divided about whether this will lead to positive outcomes for the public.
Fast facts about South Koreans’ views of democracy as legislative election nears
South Koreans are headed to the polls April 15 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues; 300 seats in the country’s legislative body are at stake.
How people around the world see democracy in 8 charts
People are widely dissatisfied with democracy in their country and believe that elected officials don’t care what people like them think.
Democratic Rights Popular Globally but Commitment to Them Not Always Strong
Majorities say the democratic principles tested on our survey are at least somewhat important. But often, underwhelming percentages describe democratic rights and institutions as very important.
Shareable quotes from experts on the future of democracy
Key quotes from a Pew Research Center canvassing of experts about the effect of technology on democracy.
Many Tech Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy
About half the experts we canvassed predict humans' use of technology will weaken democracy by 2030, while a third expect technology will strengthen it as reformers fight back against democracy's foes.
Most U.S. adults intend to participate in 2020 census, but some demographic groups aren’t sure
Americans overwhelmingly are aware of the upcoming 2020 census, and more than eight-in-ten say they definitely or probably will participate.
Where Americans and Europeans agree – and differ – in the values they see as important
Americans and Western Europeans largely agree about what is important for democracy, but they put greater emphasis on these principles than Central and Eastern Europeans.
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