Democracy without Democrats? Results from the 2003 Afrobarometer Survey in Namibia

Based on a national sample survey conducted in Namibia as part of Afrobarometer Round 2, this report finds that, even though democracy is yet to become consolidated at the attitudinal level, Namibia appears to be a “democracy without democrats.” This statement is supported by some key findings namely that Namibians are divided with regard to democracy as the demand and support for democracy are low. Furthermore the state is being held in much higher esteem than the democratic regime although trust in the government has declined.