One quick thing you can do for non-partisan political reform.

By completing this brief survey, you help us build more targeted platforms (Facebook, web-site YouTube) at CHANGE THE RULES.

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* 1. How satisfied are you with the overall functioning of the U.S. political system in terms of developing workable solutions to important national problems, considering both state and national-level politics?

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* 2. How do you rate the effectiveness of the U.S. political system in 2018 versus 10- 20 years ago?

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* 3. How important an issue is the functioning of the political system, given all the other issues in your life?

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* 4. How would you characterize your feelings around the prospects for fundamentally improving the current political system in the United States? (Slide the circle from left to right to show where you fall on the spectrum)

I am resigned to a broken system. I do not see any hope of things changing, even in the next 10 years. It is possible that we can find a way to improve things. I think it is worth working for. I am optimistic that changes can be made that will fundamentally improve things, even in a couple of election cycles.
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* 5. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: Big money and special interests play a dominant role in elections and governance

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* 6. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: There is little effective competition to the two major parties.

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* 7. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: There is a lack of competition within the DNC.

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* 8. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: There is a lack of competition within the RNC.

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* 9. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: Unaffiliated (independent) voters are excluded from primary elections in many states.

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* 10. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: The electoral college system gives too much weight to 10-11 “swing states.”

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* 11. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: Gerrymandering distorts electoral results based upon biased creation of congressional districts.

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* 12. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: Ballots are not designed to let us rank our choices, so independent or minor party candidates wind up spoiling the race.

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* 13. Rate the extent to which this is a fundamental cause of the problems in politics: The rules for presidential debates effectively preclude participation by any qualified independent candidate.

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* 14. What other fundamental causes do you see, if any, for the problems in politics?

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* 15. To create a better outcome from our political system within the next 5-10 years, where should citizens place their efforts? (Slide the circle from left to right to show where you fall on the spectrum)

Get "better" candidates to run within the existing system Change the rules of the system to impact the behavior of all incumbents and candidates
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* 16. What is your age group?

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* 17. What is your gender?

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* 18. In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent?

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* 19. What level of familiarity do you have with materials from Change the Rules?

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