the last in my series of “essential features of democracy” according to various peoples around the world from the world values survey, 2005-2008.
“Many things may be desirable, but not all of them are essential characteristics of democracy. Please tell me for each of the following things how essential you think it is as a characteristic of democracy. Use this scale where 1 means *not at all an essential characteristic of democracy* and 10 means it definitely is *an essential characteristic of democracy*: Religious authorities interpret the laws.“
percentages of people who reponded 10 — an essential characteristic of democracy is that religious authorities interpret the laws:
more a greater percentage of (you know what i mean!) mexicans than iranians think that religious authorities should interpret the laws in a democracy.
(note: comments do not require an email. religious authorities interpreting laws. (~_^) )