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Democracy Index 2016 - The Economist Intelligence Unit

According to the 2016 Democracy Index almost one-half of the worlds countries can be considered to be democracies of some sort, but the number of full democracies has declined from 20 in 2015 to 19 in 2016. The US has been downgraded from a full democracy to a flawed democracy because of a further erosion of trust in government and elected officials there.