“democracy” Charts

Princeton Study: American Government No Longer A Democracy »

When the policy-preferences of median-income Americans were compared to actual government policies enacted, the public majority's interests were found to…

by: Noah
views: 592
Score: 10

World Silent on Syria as Civil War Deaths Skyrocket »

Since crackdowns on pro-democracy protests led to civil struggle, estimates suggest that almost 100,000 non-government forces have died. Most disturbing,…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 412
Score: 6

400 Individuals Own More Wealth Than 60% Of America »

According to a medieval historian, today's wealth inequality is much worse than what prevailed in the Middle Ages. What does…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 346
Score: 6

The Rise of Democracy »

After WWII, the number of both democracies and autocracies in the world were low, but over the course of the…

by: SavvyRoo
views: 219
Score: 5

The New American Patriotism? »

Young Americans are less likely than their grandparents to say they love America—or to get warm fuzzies when they see…

by: SavvyRoo
views: 162
Score: 5

#Elections2014: Voters Tuning In & Dropping Out »

In an effort to persuade voters, candidates and political groups may spend millions on campaign ads. But, looks like half…

Madinah Noorai
by: Madinah Noorai
views: 288
Score: 4

Unequal Distribution of Wealth »

400 individuals—you could seat them all on a single airplane—own as much wealth as 60 percent of the rest of…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 185
Score: 4

Land of the Free, Home of the Best Presidents Money Can Buy »

Despite a strong rejection of Citizens United during the last presidential election cycle, the unrestricted flow of cash into campaigning…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 232
Score: 3

Misconceptions Part II: #Voting »

Every country in the study underestimates the proportion of the electorate who voted in their last major election. The average…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 191
Score: 2

House of Representatives with Resounding Reelection Rates »

Only twice in the last 60 years have less than 90% of House Representatives not been re-elected. The House, with…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 97
Score: 2

The Occupy Movement Has Run Out of Steam »

Since 2011, there have been at least 7,762 Occupy protesters arrested in 122 different U.S. cities since Occupy Wall Street…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 139
Score: 2

Socialism: It's Popular With The Youth »

Bernie Sanders has garnered significant support in his bid for the presidency, leading many to question whether his socialist ideology…

by: SavvyRoo
views: 65

Ultra-Rich Bankrolls Elections, But Not the Party You Think »

Those hoping to win in national elections are increasingly dependent upon an incredibly small number of extremely rich donors. Both…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 85

Not Voting: What's Your Excuse? »

When it comes to voter turnout, the United States ranks rather poorly compared to other wealthy democratic nations. But what…

by: SavvyRoo
views: 36

Lobbying Isn't Corruption, or Nepotism, It's Good Investment »

A report has found that for the 200 most politically active companies, every dollar spent in campaign contributions and federal…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 175

Why Who's in Charge Doesn't Matter-- In Lobbyists They Trust »

From 2007 to 2012, America's most politically active corporations spent $5.8 billion, an average of $28.9 million each, on congressional…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 80

Americas Suffer Widest Gender Gap Job Outlook »

In Northern America, women are more negative than men when it comes to job outlook, trailing behind the Middeast &…

Madinah Noorai
by: Madinah Noorai
views: 41

Hong Kong: It Has the Economy, Where's the Democracy? »

There is a clear trend of good economies also being more democratic - with the obvious exceptions of Hong Kong…

Dustin M.
by: Dustin M.
views: 56

Political Fortune Teller »

Gallup's poll of who adults think will control the House has been an accurate predictor of the midterm elections in…

by: SavvyRoo
views: 87

U.S. v. Germany: The Autoworker Wage Gap »

In Germany, auto workers get paid well and their companies still profit, destroying the myth that car companies have to…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 143

Obama's Approval Ratings in Degrees »

Interestingly, while Obama posted the strongest disapproval rating in 2009, he in the same year posted his highest overall approval…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 67

The National Security Priority, According To Americans »

A recent Politico poll uncovered what the American public believes should be the primary priority behind their national security activities.…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 53

German Renewables: A Democratic Movement »

We've been following local ownership of renewable energy in Germany since early 2011, and it’s abundantly clear that the Germans…

Ukraine Demands Democracy »

In response to the question "Which political system is most suitable for Ukraine?", a majority of Ukrainians pointed to some…

Argument for Being Pro-Immigration by Political Affiliation »

It turns out Liberals and Conservatives aren't that different from one another. When they agree on an issue, it's for…

Jillian Schweizer
by: Jillian Schweizer
views: 60

After A Year Going Against Public, Republicans Still Strong »

Seemingly, Republican legislators should be in a bad position. They successfully fought against various policy initatives on the Democratic agenda…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 52

Ten Most Corrupt Countries »

Transparency International provides an annual reporting index measuring the amount of corruption in 175 countries. Given a score between 0…

Matthew Lawlor
by: Matthew Lawlor
views: 59

Military Coups Since 2000 »

While a stable transition of governance occurs amongst political parties every several years in many Western countries, for much of…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 13

How We Are Selling Away our Freedom of the Press »

There are few things more important to a democracy than the existence of a free press. And while the Constitution…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 76