GLOBAL VIEWS ON DEMOCRACY
WIN/Gallup International shows that even though
democracy is thoroughly accepted worldwide, many people believe their governments do not follow the general will.
WIN/Gallup International, the world’s leading association in market research and polling, has published today an opinion poll on democracy in the world - 60,190 people were interviewed in 62 countries across the globe.
- The world population shows a high degree of acceptance for democracy: 76% believe that democracy may have problems but it is the best system of government. There is consensus all over the world.
- However, when asked about whether they feel their countries are governed by the will of people the scope of the consensus falls considerably: half of those surveyed (50%) agree but 46% disagree.
- The two countries where most people say that the general will prevails are Fiji and Afghanistan. The two where most people believe the opposite are Armenia and Latvia.
- The survey highlights both a strong acceptance of democracy as a principle and criticism of how the system actually works.
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