Democracy, yes. Liberal democracy? Not so much, says CEE survey


Democracy does not equate to liberal democracy, according to the latest GLOBSEC Trends 2021 survey:

The identification of democracy as an ideal governance system has plummeted by 15 percentage points and seen its buy-in fade in 9 of 10 surveyed countries when the word “liberal” is added before democracy. This reflects a significant backlash against liberalism as a term in many parts of the region.

How are citizens in 10 countries of Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) navigating the COVID pandemic? asks GLOBSEC, a partner of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Is support for democracy stronger or sympathy for undemocratic regimes on the rise? How do people perceive the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and China’s human rights abuses?

Read the full report here.

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