Democratic values and perceived performance
Comparing the public with elite donors and local officials
Bright Line Watch
This report is part of our Partner Reports collection
Drawing on a variety of data sources, including from a CivicPulse survey conducted in March 2019, this report by Bright Line Watch assesses how local policymakers, political donors, and the American public think about the performance of democracy in the United States. You may be surprised to find out who is the most optimistic.