Democracy Perception Index
The world’s largest annual study on how people perceive democracy.
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Democracy Perception Index Report 2021
The Democracy Perception Index (DPI) is the world’s largest annual study on democracy, covering more than 50 countries and representative of more than 75% of the world’s population. The DPI is conducted by Latana in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies, to monitor attitudes towards democracy from around the world.
2021 Key Findings
Threats to Democracy
Economic inequality is the biggest perceived threat to democracy
% agree that ______ is a threat to democracy in their country
Democracy During COVID
COVID-19: Europe and America are failing in the eyes of their citizens
% say that their country is responding well to the COVID 19 crisis
People in Asia are most satisfied with their country’s response
Average satisfaction in Asia is significantly higher than in Europe and Latin America. People living in free democracies are also much less satisfied with their country’s response, with only 51% saying their country is responding well.
2020 Key Findings
of people around the world say that democracy is important to have in their country
of people living in democracies say their government only serves the interests of a minority
Initial Response to COVID-19
Overall, 70% percent of people believe their government responded “well” to the COVID 19 crisis (as of May 2020). The highest satisfaction was in China, Vietnam and Greece. The lowest was in Brazil, Chile, France.
The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021, an initiative of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, will take place in hybrid format on May 10-11, 2021. It will draw participants from business executives, political leaders, activists and other democracy supporters to discuss the future of global democracy, US leadership and post-COVID recovery, technology and democratic trust.
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