WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The United States is no longer being considered as a “full democracy”, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
According to the report, the downgrade to a “flawed democracy” was not due to now President Donald Trump, but the factors that led him to the White House.
“A continued erosion of trust in government and elected officials, which the index measures using data from global surveys,” the report said.
The report factors 60 indicators across five categories including electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, democratic political culture and civil liberties.
A similar issue is also affecting governments in Europe.