Feasibility of Democracy

Survey Items

Democracy will never be consolidated in [Country]. 1 = agree, 2 = disagree

Democracy in [Country] will be consolidated in a difficult process. 1 = agree, 2 = disagree

Some people in [Country] feel that democracy is a Western way of doing things that would not work here. Others think that democracy is not just for the West and can work well here. Which comes closer to your opinion? 1 = Western way of doing things, 2 = can work here

Some people in [Country] feel that democracy is a Western way of doing things that would not work in most Muslim countries. Others think that democracy is not just for the West and can work well here. Which comes closer to your opinion? 1 = Western way of doing things, 2 = can work here

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? [Country]’s citizens are not prepared for a democratic system. (Alternative: The citizens in your country are not prepared for a democratic system). 1 = strongly agree, 2 = agree, 3 = disagree, 4 = strongly disagree

Where would you place your opinion about the degree to which democracy is suitable for [Country]. 1 = not at all suitable, 2 = not suitable, 3 = suitable, 4 = very suitable

Western democracy is the best political system for country. 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree

[Country]’s citizens are not prepared for a democratic system. 1 = strongly agree, 2 = agree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = disagree, 5 = strongly disagree

[Country] is not yet ready for democracy. 1 = strongly agree, 2 = agree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = disagree, 5 = strongly disagree

Democracy is a Western form of government that is not compatible with Islam. 1 = strongly agree, 2 = agree, 3 = neither, 4 = disagree, 5 = strongly disagree

Tell us please, do you think that democracy, in which multiple parties compete for power through free elections, is the best system for governing [Country]? 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree

Here is a similar scale of 1 to 10 measuring the extent to which people think democracy is suitable for [Country]. If 1 means that democracy is completely unsuitable for [Country] and 10 means that it is completely suitable, where would you place your opinion about the degree to which democracy is suitable for [Country]?. 1 = completely unsuitable, 10 = completely suitable

Here is a similar scale of 1 to 10 measuring the extent to which people think democracy is suitable for our country. If 1 means that democracy is completely unsuitable for [Country] today and 10 means that it is completely/perfectly suitable, where would you place our country today? (Note: Same as de_310a but allows for decimals). 1 = completely unsuitable, 10 = completely suitable

Suppose there was a scale from 1–10 measuring the extent to which democracy is suitable for your country, with 1 meaning that democracy is absolutely inappropriate for your country and 10 meaning that democracy is completely appropriate for your country. To what extent do you think democracy is appropriate for your country? 1 = absolutely inappropriate, 10 = completely appropriate

Suppose there was a scale from 0–10 measuring the extent to which democracy is suitable for your country, with 0 meaning that democracy is completely/absolutely inappropriate for your country and 10 meaning that democracy is completely appropriate for your country. To what extent do you think democracy is appropriate for your country (recoded)? 1 = completely inappropriate, 11 = completely appropriate