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Citizenship requires a certain level of political knowledge

Citizenship requires a certain level of political knowledge, yet most Americans do not know much about politics. What types of political information are Americans most likely to possess? Do you think this is sufficient to fully participate in a democracy? What solutions would you suggest for Americans’ lack of political knowledge?


Throughout the year’s American political knowledge has decreased with misinformation increasing alongside political polarization. Faith in institutions has declined and citizens are becoming their own curators of wrong information. I’ve noticed that with misinformation and increasingly antagonism distance across party lines where faces can be viewed through the prism of partisanship. Follow me on this, now many Americans generally agree on the democratic ideal and values, but why? For the most part, Americans see the country falling short in living up to these ideals.