A new index released this week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States. According to the 2018 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, the U.S. doesn't even make the list of top 20—its demonstrably "flawed democracy" notching it the 25th spot. The ranking is based on 60 indicators spanning
United States Doesn’t Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index
With a final score of 7.96, the U.S. earned the “flawed democracy” label.