Afrobarometer survey has revealed that in 2022, 36% Gambians expressed a lack of trust in the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
The survey further showed that 81 percent of Gambians support elections as the best way to choose their leaders. Majority of citizens say it is more important to be able to hold the government accountable, even if that means it makes decisions more slowly.
In 2018 and 2021, the Afrobarometer revealed that 88 percent of Gambians say they should choose their leaders through regular, open and honest elections.
Meanwhile, in 2018 and 2021, 11 percent of Gambians said since elections sometimes produce bad results, they should adopt other methods for choosing this country’s leaders.