You may have heard a bit about proportional representation and you may be intrigued, but if you're not sure if this is a reform that you should really care about, take this survey.
By answering the following questions, you will be able to tell if proportional representation will address your concerns about what is wrong with elections in the United States.
Do you sometimes feel like not voting because you can't seem to find a candidate that really represents your political views?
Are you tired of political campaigns that focus on mudslinging and neglect a discussion of the important political issues?
Currently, women compose only about 11% of Congress despite being a majority of the U.S. population. Would you like to see more women elected to and represented in public office?
Are you frustrated with the Democratic and Republican parties and would like to see other political parties emerge to challenge them?
Do you think we need an election system that gives fair representation to both whites and racial minorities?
Do you find voting frustrating because the candidates you support often lose?
Are you upset with the way politicians gerrymander districts in order to ensure their own re-election?
Have you thought about voting for a third party candidate, but decided not to do so because it would be "wasting" your vote?
Only about 42% of Americans voted in the last elections for the U.S. Congress. Do you think this lack of participation in the democratic process is a problem?
Do you believe that our legislatures should represent all the varieties of political opinion in the electorate — not just the views of the majority?
If you answered "yes" to some or most of these questions, then you definitely should learn more about proportional representation. Proportional representation will effectively address all the issues and problems mentioned in these questions, making American elections fairer and more democratic.