Gee, I wonder why that is?
Courtesy of The Atlantic:
The report analyzed data collected across 154 countries, 3,500 surveys covering more than 4 million respondents, and half a century of social-science research.
Satisfaction with democracy, according to the report, has eroded in most parts of the world, with an especially notable drop over the past decade. Public confidence in democracy is at the lowest point on record in the United States, the major democracies of Western Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. In some countries, including the United States, this metric is now reaching an important threshold: The number of people who are dissatisfied with democracy is greater than the number of people who are satisfied with it.
I found this information to be especially troubling especially in light of the rise of authoritarian regimes around the world.
As an American I am predisposed to want a society where our leaders are democratically elected, but what we are seeing more and more is that money plays an outsized role in determining who wins elections and that we have less and less trust that the results are even accurate.
So of course people are losing faith in the system.
And that means that we need to either do something quickly to remove the influence of money on our elections and ensure that the results accurately reflect the will of the people, or watch our grand political experiment crumble before our very eyes.