The study “It’s complicated. People and their Democracy in Germany, France, Britain, Poland, and the United States” surveyed more than 10,000 people across five different countries over a period of six months in order to gain a better understanding of what constitutes democracy and what democracy means to people. What expectations do people have of democracy? What do they want from it, and what challenges do they face when it comes to democracy? On behalf of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the organization More in Common conducted a practice-oriented and cross-national study, using a specially developed methodological approach to investigate people’s relationship to democracy. The study identifies new approaches for politics and civil society on how to reestablish and strengthen mutual trust between political actors, media organizations as well as other stakeholders and citizens.