Cape Verde summary of democracy indicators (2002-2008)

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Summary of results
2009

This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Cape Verde as revealed over the course of three Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2002 and 2008 (June 2002, N=1268; Mar.-April 2005, N=1256; May 2008, N=1266). 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 towards 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 key freedoms).