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Slowly growing or stunted? Examining Uganda’s gains in demand for democracy

16 Nov 2017 Uganda
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in 2017.

At a glance

  • Declining demand and supply for democracy: Despite increasing demand for democracy early in the new millennium, recent trends suggest declining demand and supply of democracy in Uganda, and on the continent.
  • Poor quality of elections negatively impacting democracy: Ugandans who view their elections as of poor quality, or see poor delivery of political or economic goods, tend to demand democracy more.
  • Weakening democratic attitudes: Uganda’s attitudes toward democracy appear either fading or fluctuating with the national election cycle, with committed democrats occasionally rescinding.