Poll: Weak support for democracy in Mexico

The annual Latinbarómetro survey of attitudes toward democracy in 18 Latin American countries showed that Mexico had the lowest level of support for democracy of any of the countries surveyed. Only 62% of Mexicans agreed that “democracy was the best form of government,” compared to an average of 76% across the region. Across the region, support for democracy rose an average of 2% from last year, but in Mexico it fell 7%. When asked whether they would choose democracy or economic development without democracy, Mexicans had the fourth lowest preference for democracy (30%), compared to a regional average of 44%. (Reforma 12/12)

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