Report: Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union

Earlier this year, the US-based Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project conducted a survey in Russia, Ukraine, and Lithuania. The report on its findings was released on 5 December 2011 under the title, "Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union".

Excerpt: "When asked whether they should rely on a democratic form of government or a leader with a strong hand to solve their national problems, only about three-in-ten Russians and Ukrainians choose democracy, down significantly from 1991. Roughly half (52%) say this in [EU member state] Lithuania, a 27-percentage-point decline from the level recorded two decades ago."

The link is to a full-text copy of the report.
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