Satisfaction with Democracy

Survey Items

What would you say about democracy in [Country] in general? i.e. about our whole political system. Are you… 0 = rather dissatisfied, 1 = rather satisfied

Are you familiar with the way democracy is developing in [Country]? All things considered, are you … 0 = rather dissatisfied, 1 = rather satisfied

In general, would you say you are very satisfied, satisfied, unsatisfied, or very unsatisfied with the way democracy works in [Country]? (Alternative: Generally speaking, to what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way [Nationality] democracy functions? 0 = very dissatisfied, 1 = dissatisfied, 2 = satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

On the whole, are you very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied or not at all satisfied with the way democracy works in [Country]? (Alternative: Overall, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]?; On the whole, are you very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied, or not at all satisfied with the way democracy works in our country?; On the whole, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]. Are you …?) 0 = not at all satisfied, 1 = not very satisfied, 2 = fairly satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statement. Is that strongly or slightly? In general, I am satisfied with democracy. 0 = disagree strongly, 1 = disagree slightly, 2 = agree slightly, 3 = agree strongly

On the whole, are you satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied, or not at all satisfied with the way democracy works in [Country]? 0 = not at all satisfied, 1 = not very satisfied, 2 = fairly satisfied, 3 = satisfied

How satisfied are you with the following? The way democracy is developing in our country? 0 = definitely dissatisfied, 1 = rather dissatisfied, 2 = quite satisfied, 3 = definitely satisfied

Some people are for the present government of your country. Others are against it. Putting aside whether you are for or against the present government, on the whole are you very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied, or not at all satisfied with the way democracy works in your country?? 0 = not at all satisfied, 1 = not very satisfied, 2 = fairly satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

In general, to what extent are you satisfied with [Country’s] democracy? 0 = not satisfied at all, 1 = not so satisfied, 2 = quite satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

What would you say about democracy in [County]? For example, regarding our political parties and whole political system? Are you… 0 = very dissatisfied, 1 = dissatisfied, 2 = satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

How satisfied are you with the way democracy is working in our country–very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied? 0 = not at all satisfied, 1 = not too satisfied, 2 = somewhat satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]? 0 = very dissatisfied, 1 = somewhat dissatisfied, 2 = somewhat satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

On the whole, are you very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied or not at all satisfied with the way democracy is developing in [Country]? 0 = not at all satisfied, 1 = not very satisfied, 2 = fairly satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

How satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [your Country]? 0 = not at all satisfied, 1 = somewhat not satisfied, 2 = somewhat satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

Now, I will ask you a few questions about the satisfaction with your current situation. If you take all circumstances into account, to what extent are you overall satisfied with how democracy works in [your country]? 0 = very dissatisfied, 1 = rather dissatisfied, 2 = rather satisfied, 3 = very satisfied

Overall, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]? 0 = [Country] is not a democracy, 1 = not at all satisfied, 2 = not very satisfied, 3 = fairly satisfied, 4 = very satisfied

Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the following aspects of your life. The democratic system. 0 = very dissatisfied, 1 = somewhat dissatisfied, 2 = neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, 3 = somewhat satisfied, 4 = very satisfied

On the whole, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]? 0 = not at all satisfied, 1 = not very satisfied, 2 = neither, 3 = fairly satisfied, 4 = very satisfied

How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way democracy is working in [Country]? (Alternative: Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]?) 0 = very dissatisfied, 1 = dissatisfied, 2 = neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, 3 = satisfied, 4 = very satisfied

Generally, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]? 0 = [Country] is not a democracy, 1 = very dissatisfied, 2 = somewhat dissatisfied, 3 = somewhat satisfied, 4 = very satisfied

Now I would like to ask you about democracy in [Country]. Taking everything into consideration, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the kind of democracy that exists in [Country]? 0 = there is no democracy in [Country], 1 = very unsatisfied, 2 = unsatisfied, 3 = rather unsatisfied, 4 = rather satisfied, 5 = satisfied, 6 = very satisfied

Are you completely satisfied or completely dissatisfied with the way in which democracy is working in [Country] today? 0 = completely dissatisfied, 9 = completely satisfied

On the whole, to what extent would you say you are satisfied with the way democracy works in [Country]? 0 = completely dissatisfied, 9 = completely satisfied

On the whole, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [country]? Please tell me on a scale of 0 to 9, where 0 means very dissatisfied and 9 means very satisfied. 0 = very dissatisfied, 9 = very satisfied

On a scale from 0 to 9 where “0” is “not satisfied at all” and “9” is “completely satisfied”, how satisfied are you with how the political system is functioning in your country these days? 0 = not satisfied at all, 9 = completely satisfied

And on the whole, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [Country]? 0 = extremely dissatisfied, 10 = extremely satisfied

On the whole, on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is very poorly and 10 is very well: How well does democracy work in [Country] today? 0 = very poorly, 10 = very well

Now I would like you to indicate on this scale to what extent you are satisfied with your present situation in the following respects: The way democracy is functioning in [Country]? (Alternative: I would like to know how satisfied you are with the functioning of democracy in [Country]. Use a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means you are completely unsatisfied and 10 means you are completely satisfied.) 0 = completely dissatisfied, 10 = completely satisfied

Survey Sources

ANU Poll8
Afrobarometer195
AmericasBarometer212
Arab Transformations Project6
AsiaBarometer41
Asian Barometer Survey61
Australian Election Study13
Australian Survey of Social Attitudes2
Australian Voter Experience3
British Election Study11
Canadian Election Study20
Candidate Countries Eurobarometer52
Central and Eastern Eurobarometer118
Citizenship, Involvement, Democracy12
Comparative National Elections Project46
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems176
Consolidation of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe25
EU Neighbourhood Barometer94
European Election Studies – Voter Study102
European Social Survey234
European Values Study94
Flash Eurobarometer282
Icelandic National Election Study7
Integrated and United35
International Social Survey Programme82
Israel National Election Studies16
Kenya Democratization Survey Project1
Latinobarometro392
New Europe Barometer59
New Zealand Election Study11
Pew Global Attitudes and Trends149
Polish General Social Survey7
Politbarometer57
Political Support in Canada Study2
South African Social Attitudes Survey20
Standard and Special Eurobarometer2156
Survey of the Afghan People12
Voice of the People181
Voices of Central and Eastern Europe10
YouGov41
eupinions150

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