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The institutions chart combines opinions about our democracy, legal systems and health service. In general young people have a higher opinion of the last than the two former, a result supported by the high regard in which UK doctors are held, especially in the Middle East and South Asia.

The qualitative data show that, while generally positive, young people in other countries often have a confused and uncertain view of our democracy. They respect the fact that it has a long tradition, but other strong images of the UK state - the monarchy, judges in wigs and lords in ermine - get in the way of what they think a truly modern picture of democracy ought to look like.

In some ways Tony Blair typifies the confused way young people look at UK democracy. They see him as a different type of UK leader, but they can't decide if he is an exception to the rule or the first of a new generation.


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