What do people in the United States think about justice, democracy, and more? Explore the U.S. household survey data that informs the WJP Rule of Law Index.

The Rule of Law in the United States: Key Findings from the WJP General Population Poll 2021 is the first report to visualize U.S. data from the World Justice Project’s nationally representative surveys. 

The findings describe people’s level of trust in public officials and institutions; their experiences with crime victimization, discrimination, and voting; and their perceptions of corruption, government accountability, authoritarianism, police performance, security, and fundamental freedoms. 

The report explores rule of law trends over time, considers political affiliation, and compares U.S. performance to other G7 countries.