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The World’s Democracies: How Satisfied is the Citizenry?

Ahead of the Summit for Democracy hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, join Pew Research Center experts as they discuss recent public opinion data on attitudes toward democracy. On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 12-1 PM ET we’ll showcase findings from our Global and U.S. Politics teams, offering insights into the views of publics in 17 countries. The event will highlight survey results related to the following questions: How committed are citizens to democracy? Which democratic principles are held most dear? Are publics optimistic or pessimistic about the functioning of democracies? How appealing are nondemocratic forms of government? And, how confident are citizens in their election and voting systems? Audience Q&A and discussion will follow.


Moderator: Pew Research Center Vice President of Global Strategy James Bell


  • Pew Research Center Director of Global Attitudes Research, Richard Wike
  • Pew Research Center Director of Political Research, Carroll Doherty
  • Demos Chief Executive, Polly Mackenzie
  • International IDEA Head of Democracy Assessment, Seema Shah