The Challenges to Ghana’s Peace with Democracy
19 June 2023
The preferred state of democracy is one of equilibrium where the level of support is equivalent to satisfaction levels or surplus (where satisfaction is higher than support). [...] However, a deficit emerges when the percentage of citizens who say they support democracy is greater than those who say they are satisfied with the way democracy is working. [...] The democracy deficits re-emerged in 2012 and grew further in 2014 with support greater than satisfaction by a total of twenty percentage points. [...] The smallest democracy deficit in the history of Afrobarometer. [...] Additionally, a feeling of the lack of rule of law may have the unfortunate consequence of citizens seeking alternative measures as opposed to entrusting the institutions charged with ensuring that all citizens obey the law.