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Latin America: support for democracy 2018, by country

This statistic depicts the level of support for democracy in Latin America in 2018, sorted by country. On a survey, it was found that Venezuela was the Latin American country with the highest support for democracy amongst those surveyed, with 74 percent of Venezuelan respondents claiming to prefer democracy over any other form of government. The countries with the lowest support for democracy were Guatemala and El Salvador, with 28 percent each.

Level of support for democracy in Latin America in 2018, by country

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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period

June 15 to August 2, 2018

Number of respondents

20,204 respondents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Data refers to the share of respondents who agreed with the sentence: "Democracy is preferable to any other form of government."
Survey participants were adults of voting age in 18 Latin American countries (aged 16-18 or older, depending on the country).
The wording chosen for this statistic may slightly differ from the original.

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