A new survey by the Washington, DC-based public opinion pollster Gallup finds that Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, and Venezuela is tied for second place among all countries measured.
Kevin Young analyses this year's "Latinobarómetro", a report which surveys public opinion in 18 Latin American countries. Released on October 28th, the poll reveals that the majority of Venezuelan citizens value their government as democratic, whilst 77% of the national population "support democracy".
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) carried out a study between
November 2005 and December 2007 with 40,000 people to determine what
economic and social factors most affect individual perceptions about
their lives and their countries.