Popular attitudes toward democracy in Zimbabwe: A summary of Afrobarometer indicators, 1999-2009

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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 Zimbabwe as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2009 (Oct.-Dec. 1999, N=1200; April-May 2004, N=1104; Oct. 2005, N=1048; May 2009, N=1200). 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).