Popular attitudes toward democracy in Uganda: 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 Uganda as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2000 and 2008. Data for the first round were collected from May to June of 2000 (n=2271). The second round of data were collected from August to September of 2002 (n=2400). Data for round three were collected from April to May of 2005 (n=2400). The final round of data were collected from July to September of 2008 (n=2431).

The following variables 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 provision of key freedoms).