Does The Government Represent the People?

In 2014 a study was completed and Princeton University to answer the question above. They did this through a meta study correlating public opinion with new laws passing that were ratified at the same time. An ideal situation would like this;

Ideal

However what they found was this;

Actual_Princeton_University

They summarised with the quote

“The preferences of the average American appear to have only a miniscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy”

I wonder what a similar study in Australia would look like?  

Get the PDF of the actual paper here

The graphs were taken from the video below

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Paul ayling Trivium tennis elbow 3

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Altaeros_Wind_Turbine

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