Strengthening American democracy through collaboration, cooperation, and crowdsourcing.
American democracy is under threat. Many Americans are willing to compromise on democratic principles for partisan goals. Some are even willing to resort to violence to help their side win. Extreme dislike for the other side has grown significantly in recent decades, and may also erode commitments to democratic principles.
Anti-democratic attitudes, support for partisan violence, and extreme levels of partisan animosity have troubling consequences for democracy. We crowdsourced interventions to reduce one, two, or all three of these outcomes. From 252 submissions, 25 interventions were selected and tested in a massive, online experiment.