- Most Zambians prefer democracy to any other form of government (87%) (Figure 1) and reject non-democratic alternatives such as one-party rule (87%), military rule (91%), and one-man rule (95%) (Figure 2).
- Eight in 10 citizens (80%) consider Zambia “a full democracy” or “a democracy with minor problems” (Figure 3).
- Seven in 10 citizens (71%) say they are “fairly satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the way democracy is working in the country (Figure 4).
- Half (50%) of Zambians believe that the country has become “more democratic” over the past five years, while 21% think democracy has lost ground (Figure 5).
- Nearly six in 10 (57%) believe that in five years’ time, the country will be more democratic than it is today.
A majority of Zambians say they are satisfied with the way their democracy is working and expect the country to become “more democratic” in the coming years, according to a new Afrobarometer survey.
Survey findings show that overwhelming majorities of Zambians prefer democracy to any other form of government and reject non-democratic alternatives such as one-party rule, military rule, and one-man rule.
Half of Zambians say the country has become more democratic over the past five years, and a majority expect the country to be even more democratic than it is today in five years’ time.