An opinion poll conducted by CNN, a US network news, in cooperation with SSRS Co., revealed that 56% of the USA citizens sense that democracy in the country is under threat.
According to the survey, almost all Americans sense that democracy in the United States is being tested today, as 93% saying that democracy is either being attacked (56%) or that it is being tested but not attacked (37%), while a tiny percentage of 6% consider that democracy is being tested. American democracy is not in danger.
The poll showed that Republicans in the USA are more likely than Democrats to say that democracy is under attack, and this view is most prevalent among those who support former President Donald Trump.
On future elections, 51% of all Americans say it is at least somewhat likely that an election will be canceled in the next few years by officials because their party has lost, while 49% say it is unlikely.
On the other hand, an opinion poll conducted in 53 countries across the world and its results published during the first week of September revealed that 44% of people around the world consider the United States a threat to their democracy.
Of the 53,000 people surveyed in 53 countries, 44% saw the impact of the United States on their country as a “threat to democracy”, surpassing the United States by China, whose influence on their democracy is feared by 38% of respondents, and Russia (28 %).
The survey also showed that concerns about the impact of the United States on other democracies have increased since last year, and rose by 20% in Germany alone.
At the same time, the study revealed that democratic values are supported by an absolute majority of people, with 81% of respondents saying that it is “very important” to have democracy in their country.
However, 64% of people worldwide saw economic inequality as the biggest threat to democracy, among other threats 53% cited “restrictions on freedom of expression”, and 49% cited “unfair or fraudulent elections”, with 48% citing the “power of big tech”, most of which are headquartered in the United States.