In 2014, 1 in 6 Americans said "army rule would be a 'good' or 'very good' thing," The New York Times reported Tuesday. That marks a significant increase since 1995, when just 1 in 16 reported having a favorable opinion of the autocratic style of government. The data comes from a preview of a study to be published in January in the Journal of Democracy and found approval particularly high among millennials, with only 19 percent saying it would be "illegitimate for the military to take over." The findings, the study authors said, indicate the "warning signs are flashing red" for the decline of democracy.

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