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Voter Study Group Releases New Reports on Voter Attitudes Towards Muslims and Checks and Balances

By Democracy Fund / 2018 June 6th

New reports from the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group reveal mixed signals about support for traditional pillars of democracy: Americans strongly support Congressional oversight of the executive branch and believe the president is subject to courts and law. However, support is lower for media scrutiny of the president and attitudes toward Muslim Americans suggest a troubling lack of commitment to religious diversity. Read More

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Democracy Fund, Humanity United, and Omidyar Network Denounce U.S. Family Separation Policy

By Democracy Fund / 2018 June 1st

In response to the U.S. government’s policy separating parents and children seeking asylum, Democracy Fund, Omidyar Network’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative, and Humanity United released the following statement. Read More

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Democracy Fund, Omidyar Network Support Independent, Diverse, and Transparent Analysis of Facebook

By Democracy Fund / 2018 April 9th

Democracy Fund and Omidyar Network have joined an effort led by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to address how Facebook’s algorithms and vast storehouses of data are shaping elections and democratic life. Read More

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While Most Americans Prefer Democracy, More Than One in Four Express Sympathy for Authoritarianism

By Democracy Fund / 2018 March 13th

Voter Study Group report questions conventional wisdom that democracy is in decline, but finds concerning trends as authoritarian support consolidates among Trump supporters Read More

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The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University to receive grants totaling $6.5 million

By Democracy Fund / 2018 February 22nd

The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University announced today that Democracy Fund, First Look Media, and the Charles Koch Foundation will provide a total of $6.5 million to support the Institute's work defending the freedoms of speech and the press. Read More

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