Africa: Asking Africans about democracy

Where in Africa is support for democracy the highest? Where is it the lowest? Who believes they are reaping its fruits? Who doesn’t?

This list, excerpted from the latest Afrobarometer survey of 34 countries, shows who gives the most, and the least support, to democracy and its performance.

Respondents support democracy and reject authoritarian alternatives:

Most support: Zambia, Mauritius, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Botswana, Senegal and Liberia: (Support ranges from 78 percent in Zambia to 61 percent in Liberia.)

Least support: Egypt, Algeria, Madagascar, Sudan, Mozambique and Tunisia. (Support ranges from 17 percent in Egypt to 27 percent in Morocco.)

How satisfied are you with the way democracy works in your country?

Most satisfied: Tanzania, Ghana, Mauritius, Botswana, Zambia, Senegal, Burundi, Niger, Namibia and Algeria. (Satisfaction ranges from 75 percent to 61 percent.)

Least satisfied: Madagascar, Togo, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Nigeria, Mozambique and Swaziland. (Ranges from 13 percent to 35 percent.)


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