Strong political institutions can uphold democracy, even if people can't agree on politics

Pro-Trump rioters trying to enter Capitol building. A recent poll showed that up to one-fifth of Americans supported the assault on the Capitol. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Americans’ trust in the federal government has declined steadily in the last half-century, polls show. The 2020 presidential election did little to restore that confidence. Although “democracy has prevailed,” as President Joe Biden said during his inauguration, a recent Marist University poll showed that one-third of the country believes the presidential election was “not legitimate,” including 75% …

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