In the United States, among all age cohorts, the share of citizens who believe that it would be better to have a “strong leader” who does not have to “bother with parliament and elections” has also risen over time: In 1995, 24 percent of respondents held this view; by
2011, that figure had increased to 32 percent. Meanwhile, the proportion of citizens who approve of “having experts, not government, make decisions according to what they think is best for the country” has grown from 36 to 49 percent.
Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk
The Danger of Deconsolidation
The Democratic Disconnect
[This could be part of the explanation for our current candidates for U.S. President. Sometimes people get what they ask for.
Maybe I need a seaworthy boat instead of a farm in Idaho.—Joe]