Transparency Maldives conducted a nationwide random survey of the
Maldivian public in August 2013. The survey used repeatedly tested
survey questions and the results are reliable within a margin of error of
+⁄− 3.0%. That project was grounded in the conviction that the suc-
cessful performance of democratic institutions requires a complementary
set of supporting democratic values.
The results point to significant democratic deficits within Maldivian