More than 55 percent of Indian citizens want military rule and autocracy in the country, stated Pew survey. Indian economy has grown on average by 6.9 per cent since 2012 with this 85 per cent (of people) trust their national government,” said in a report based on its survey on governance and trust among key countries across the world.
Notably, in India with strong democratic structure since the last seven decades, according to Pew, a majority (55 per cent) of its people support autocracy in one way or the other. In fact, more than one-fourth (27 per cent) of them want a strong leader.
Russians (48 per cent) back governance by a strong leader, but rule by a strong leader is generally unpopular, it said.
Only Australians are notably wary as 57 per cent say it would be a bad way to govern, and only 41 per cent support governance by experts, the report said.
People (those aged 50 and older) are the least supportive of the army running the country as they were part for establishing democratic process and they know the importance of democracy.
Europeans back representative democracy in their respective nations as they feel it is a good way to govern.
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