Thursday, July 14, 2005

Good News Except In Pakistan & Turkey

Considering my early post, this is really good news except in Pakistan:

Good News

Has the worm turned?

Compared with previous surveys, the new poll also found growing majorities or pluralities of Muslims surveyed in the poll now say democracy can work in their countries and is not just a political system for the West. Support for democracy was in the 80 percent range in Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco; in Pakistan and Turkey, where significant numbers of respondents were unsure, it rated 43 percent and 48 percent respectively

Huh, Pakistani & Turkey have only 43% believing democracy can work; Thats strange I'd say especially since Turkey alread is a democracy and is often used as the model. That I think merits further review............