Do we need to reform our political system?

According to the Pew article Citizens in Advanced Economies Want Significant Changes to Their Political Systems by Richard Wike, Janell Fetterolf, Channon Schumacher, and J.J. Moncus (10/21/2021) people seem to think we need to reform our pollical systems.

Across 17 advanced economies surveyed this spring by Pew Research Center, a median of 56% believe their political system needs major changes or needs to be completely reformed. Roughly two-thirds or more hold this view in Italy, Spain, the United States, South Korea, Greece, France, Belgium and Japan.

In the chart copied here, the U.S. is again near the top. In this case only Italy and Spain have a higher percentage saying they need change. There are over a dozen charts analyzing the issue of wanting political change in the article.

About Thomas J. Pfaff

Thomas J. Pfaff is a Professor of Mathematics at Ithaca College. He created this website because he believes that sustainability, ranging from climate change to social justice, should be included in all courses whenever possible.

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