Statistics on Support for Democracy

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1. Support for democracy
2. Support in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
3. Support in Muslim countries
4. Support in African countries
5. Support in Russia
6. Support in South-America
7. Support in China
8. Public opinion of the actual functioning of democracy

1. Support for democracy

public opinion agreeing democracy is best

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support for democracy among middle classes and lower incomes

support for democracy among middle classes and lower incomes

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2. Support in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

support for democracy berd eastern europe central asia

(source: EBRD, Transition Report 2007: People in Transition)

Pew poll 20 years after the fall on the Berlin wall

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3. Support in Muslim countries

support for democracy pew muslim countries

support for democracy pew muslim countries

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muslim support for democracy

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These are the data for Egypt:

Egypt opinion on democracy

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4. Support in African countries

africans support democracy

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5. Support in Russia

support for democracy pew russia

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A minority of Russians believes that honest elections are very important:

attitude of Russians towards human rights

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support for democracy in Russia

support for democracy in Russia

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6. Support in South-America

support for democracy in South America

 

20131102_AMC569

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acceptance of democracy in latin america

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7. Support in China

chinese public opinion on democracy

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8. Public opinion of the actual functioning of democracy

So we can see that the majority of citizens in almost all countries considers democracy to be a desirable and preferable form of government. When people are asked whether the political reality in their countries conforms to the ideal of democracy, they are skeptical:

honest elections

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satisfaction with democracy in South America

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satisfaction with democracy in latin america

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A tiny minority of Russians believes that the country has honest elections:

attitude of Russians towards human rights

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