This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Ghana as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2008. Data for the first round were collected from July to August of 1999 (n=2004). The second round of data were collected from in August-September 2003 (n=1200). Data for rounds three and four were collected during March of 2005 (n=1197) and March of 2008 (n=1200) respectively. Samples of this size yield a margin of error of +/- 3 percent at a confidence level of 95 percent.
The charts that follow capture perceptions of:
- The meaning of democracy;
- The demand for democracy (including individual support for democracy, patience with democracy and rejection of military rule, one-party rule, and one-man rule);
- Support for democratic institutions (including attitudes toward elections, term limits, multiparty rule, and checks on presidential powers); and
- The supply of democracy (including satisfaction with democracy and the perceived extent of democracy, quality of elections, and the protection of individual freedoms).