Monday, September 21, 2009

How important is Democracy? Pretty Damned

Polling Data

How important it is for you to live in a country that is governed democratically? (Totals reflect the average of all nations polled).

Very important


Somewhat important


Not very important


Not at all important



Methodology: Interviews with 21,285 respondents in 24 nations that comprise 64 percent of the world's population, including most of the largest nations--China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia and South Africa--as well as Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Israel, Poland, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kenya, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, the Republic of Korea, and Palestine. The margins of error range from +/-2 to 4 per cent. The surveys were conducted from Apr. 4 to Jun. 30, 2009.