Trends in satisfaction with democracy in South Africa

CATEGORY: Research Use and Impact Assessment
DATE: 2 May 2014

Just over half of the population (51%) is unsatisfied with the state of democracy in South Africa, and only 33% were satisfied with the way democracy is working, according to the latest findings of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), conducted annually by the Human Sciences Research Council since 2003. This is the lowest recorded level of satisfaction with democracy since the establishment of the SASAS series.