American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Comparative Analysis of Political Culture Surveys in Sinaloa, Mexico Applied in the Years 2002, 2008 and 2013 by the Sinaloa State Electoral Council
PhD. Rigoberto Ocampo Alcántar

This paper presents a comparative analysis of relevant data from the Survey on Political Culture in Sinaloa (ENCUP) applied in 2002, 2008 and 2013 by the Sinaloa State Electoral Council (CEE) completed as part of their civic education program, with the intention to analyze political competition, socialization and participation. The ENCUP surveys support the conclusion that overall interest in politics and the recognition of the importance of elections has decreased, as well as the perception on citizens’ ability to influence municipal and state decisions. Thus, the political culture of the citizens of the state of Sinaloa is characterized by disinterest. On the other hand, as it pertains to electoral democracy, Sinaloa and Mexico have reached institutional strength. The electoral bodies are growing stronger and provide political and civic guarantees that ensure a fair voting process.

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