The relationship between people and government is at breaking point

This breakdown has the potential to destabilize our democracy massively.

For example, only 30% of Americans born in the 1980s prefer democracy to other forms of government, compared with 80% of those born in the 1930s.

From our Finding Legitimacy global research project, we revealed that governments can build a stronger relationship with residents if it can learn to be more human.

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Finding Legitimacy

We’re leading a nationwide effort by taking a bottom-up, resident-centric research approach to understand further how government can strengthen its legitimacy in the U.S. Building an influential coalition of leaders to create a new narrative and developing tools to empower leaders to engage citizens differently and rebuild trust.

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