The European Values Study from 2008 draws a puzzling image. Numerous areas in Europe, particularly in the East seem to hold a contradictory understanding of democracy.
In Western and Central Europe the contradiction is almost not apparent in this survey - with the exception of Portugal. The differences in the standard and security of life can raise the question if democracy is really wished for as a system, or if we are rather looking for solutions to particular problems, no matter the system. What are YOU looking for?
This survey is more than six years old. Has the situation changed?
How can the approval of democracy and and a dictatorship co-exist as a majority opinion?