US seen as bigger threat to democracy than Russia or China, global poll finds

US seen as bigger threat to democracy than Russia or China, global poll finds

The Guardian

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Belief in importance of democracy high in 53 sampled countries but inequality and big tech companies seen as biggest threats

The US faces an uphill task presenting itself as the chief guardian of global democracy, according to a new poll that shows the US is seen around the world as more of a threat to democracy than even Russia and China.

The poll finds support for democracy remains high even though citizens in democratic countries rate their governments’ handling of the Covid crisis less well than people in less democratic countries.

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