Popular attitudes toward democracy in Nigeria: A summary of Afrobarometer indicators, 2000-2008

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Summary of results

This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Nigeria as revealed over the course of six Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2000 and 2008 (Jan.-Feb. 2000, N=3603; Aug.-Sep. 2001, N=2210; Oct. 2003, N=2428; Aug.-Dec. 2005, N=2363; Jan.-Feb. 2007, N=2410; May 2008, N=2408). Samples of this size yield a margin of error of +/- 2 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).