A database published by International IDEA, Inter-Parliamentary Union and Stockholm University provides information on the use of electoral quotas for women.

September 1, 2014

The Economist's annual survey on democracy's health across the world finds all is far from well. 


The University of Oxford's Max Roser has created a number of visualisations of the state of democracy across the world and throughout recent history. 

June 1, 2005

A study by Peter Mair for the University of California's Centre for the Study of Democracy shows that in Western European democracies key indicators of the system's health have dropped markedly since the 1990s. 

February 20, 2014

Data from the Australian National University illustrates trends in Australian public opinion on politics over a 25 year period. 

December 3, 2012

A national survey in Canada by democracy think-tank Samara finds only 55% of voters believe democracy is working well there, down from 75% in 2004. 


The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance presents detailed voter turnout figures in democracies since 1945. 

March 1, 2012

A database published by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance examines and compares how political donations are regulated around the world.


A database by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance on how direct democracy initiatives are being used around the world.