CDDRL Working Papers, Vol. 126
“Democracy, Political Parties and Reform: A Review of Public Opinion in Yemen,” by Chris Miller, Hafez al-Bukari and Olga Aymerich provides a rare glimpse into Yemeni public opinion. The survey data presented in the paper paints a picture of a population that is overwhelmingly supportive and enthusiastic about democracy as a mode of governance. At the same time, it highlights a lack of knowledge of basic electoral rights as well as options for institutional change. As Yemen prepares for a process of national dialogue and constitutional reform, the public opinion data in the paper provides a critical window into the demands and priorities of citizens.