From this page you
can link to tabular results from the 2005 Fitzgibbon Survey of
Scholarly Images of Democracy in Latin America. The 2005 Survey was conducted in
November and December of 2005.
Eighty scholars of Latin America, most of them working in or
retired from U.S.
colleges and universities, participated in the study. Some have participated for several
waves of this survey. For
others, this was their first contribution.
Panelists rated each
of the twenty larger republics of Latin America
on fifteen different criteria (see the link to the left) using a
five-point evaluation scale (where 1=very strong, 2=somewhat strong,
3=neither strong nor weak, 4=somewhat weak, and 5=very weak).. The twenty
republics, listed in the tables to which you can link below, are the
same twenty countries used by Russell Fitzgibbon in the first survey in
1945. For the 2000 poll Phil
Kelly added thirteen newly-independent states of the Caribbean
in an addendum to the poll that panelists were given the option to
evaluate. That option was
repeated in 2005, but only fifteen respondents chose to rate the Caribbean countries, so no tallies of those
ratings will be offered here.
2005 Rankings by Category (alphabetical order)
2005 Rankings by Category (rank order)
Rank Orders, 1945 to 2005
Chart of Mean Scores by Country for 2005