Even in Era of Disillusionment, Many Around the World Say Ordinary Citizens Can Influence Government

October 24, 2016 by Richard Wike, Janell Fetterolf, Bridget Parker

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Signs of political discontent are increasingly common in many Western nations, with anti-establishment parties and candidates drawing significant attention and support across the European Union and in the United States. Meanwhile, as previous Pew Research Center surveys have shown, in emerging and developing economies there is widespread dissatisfaction with the way the political system is working.