Congress doesn’t care what you think (The Same Can Be Said of Britain)

Study: Congress Literally Doesn’t Care What You Think




Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) looked at more than 20 years worth of data to answer a simple question: Does the government represent the people?

Their study took data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys and compared it to the policies that ended up becoming law. In other words, they compared what the public wanted to what the government actually did. What they found was extremely unsettling: The opinions of 90% of Americans have essentially no impact at all.

This video gives a quick rundown of their findings — it all boils down to one simple graph:





2 Responses to “Congress doesn’t care what you think (The Same Can Be Said of Britain)”

  1. Lynn says:

    They really are power junkies. Drunk on their own agenda frenzy. Well now the people who matter are seeing this reality its game over. Laws only exist to keep us down. Once we all see this they will be over.

  2. ian says:

    Pretty obvious in the UK. They don’t give a Fu*k what we want.

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