Conducted by the Foundation for Political Innovation, “What next for democracy?” is an unprecedented survey administered in 26 countries that addresses a range of issues, including attachment to voting, confidence in institutions, rising authoritarianism, trust in leaders and in the media, judgments provoked by the police and the military, the state of opinion on the death penalty, immigration, abortion, refugees, Islam, etc. With the data collected and presented in this publication, we wish to cultivate reflections on the future of the democratic regime in the age of demographic transition and globalization.

Sample size
Age of respondents
18 and up
Duration of survey
15 February to 9 March 2017
Sample interviewed on the Internet
Number of questions
26 Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the United Kingdom, the United States, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
23 Available languages
Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, PortugueseRomanian, Russian (in Estonia and Lithuania), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish