What, Me Worry?

Alex Tabarrok over at Marginal Revolution links to what he calls a "worrying survey on democracy." Although the survey "found over 60 percent of people in Arab countries agree that 'Democracy is the best form of Government,'... the same survey [found] that less than 40 percent of people in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand agreed."

Alex asks, "What were the other 60 percent thinking?" I don't know either, but I found this encouraging, not worrying. Perhaps "social studies" brainwashing has not been as effective as I previously believed.

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The survey makes since only

The survey makes since only about 40% of the folks in this country actually go to the voting booths anyway. I find the results annoying just because it proves that most people here don't know how good they have it.

THe problem is that the

THe problem is that the other 60% are not necessarily libertarians, but also authoritarian greens, socialists, social conservatives, and racialists, who's belief in democracy may be limited to "one man, one vote, one time".