This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Malawi as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 1999 and 2008 (Nov.-Dec. 1999, N=1208; Apr.-May 2003, N=1200; June-July 2005, N=1200; October 2008, 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).