Is the democracy in the US “backsliding”?

Today’s headlines included news that US has been added to the U.S. to list of “backsliding” democracies for 1st time. In The Global State of Democracy Report 2021, states that there is a visible deterioration of democracy in the United States. “This year we coded the United States as backsliding for the first time, but our data suggest that the backsliding episode began at least in 2019.” “For the fifth consecutive year, in 2020, countries veering towards authoritarianism outnumbered those enjoying democratization. International IDEA expects this trend to continue for 2021.”

How much do you think this is true? What evidence is there that it is not?

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