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

16 Nov 2017
Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey.

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.