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From: The Socialist issue 1106, 21 October 2020: Health before profit - work or full pay

Search site for keywords: Democracy - Inequality

Millennials disillusioned with 'democracy'

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Millennials across the globe are more discontented and more disillusioned with how democracy works than any generation in living memory. Confidence is lowest, and discontent highest, in 'Anglo-Saxon' countries like Britain and the US, fuelled by growing income inequality.

The data comes from a Cambridge Centre for the Future of Democracy report based on 4.8 million respondents collected across 160 countries between 1973 and 2020.

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