Published on 20 October 2020
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Youth and Satisfaction with Democracy

Millennials are more disillusioned with democracy than any generation in living memory, according to research by the Centre for the Future of Democracy.

A majority of the world’s young people may now be dissatisfied with the political system, according to a study by the Centre for the Future of Democracy.

The research is based on the largest global dataset on democratic legitimacy, which collates the attitudes of more than 4.8 million respondents in 160 countries, between 1973 and 2020.

The populist challenge must shock moderate parties and leaders into action beyond cosmetic rebrands. If it does so, populism may still prompt democracy’s rebirth, rather than the onset of its gradual decay

Dr Roberto Foa, lead author of the report

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