Opinions on decisiveness will of the majority in a democracy in the Netherlands 2018

The statistic displays the results of a survey of opinions on the decisiveness of the will of the majority in a democracy in the Netherlands in 2018. The survey results indicate that as of 2018, attitudes towards the decisiveness of the majority in the Netherlands were largely positive. Approximately 45 percent of survey respondents agreed that the will of the majority should always be decisive, whereas just over 20 percent of survey participants disagreed with the statement.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: "In a democracy the will of the majority should always be decisive"?*

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

June 2018

Number of respondents

3,047 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Kunt u aangeven of en in hoeverre u het eens of oneens bent met onderstaande stelling: 'In een democratie moet de wil van de meerderheid altijd doorslaggevend zijn'?" (English: Could you indicate whether and to what extent you agree with the following statement: 'In a democracy the will of the majority should always be decisive'?)

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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