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This study investigated citizen's sensitivity to political knowledge and sustainable democracy in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of this study, one research question was raised and converted into null hypothesis that guided the study. Correlational Survey research design was adopted for the study. A simple random sampling technique was used in selecting 1008 respondents from the 18 Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. A 42-item questionnaire titled "Political knowledge and Sustainable democracy Questionnaire"(PKSDQ) were the instruments used for data collection. Data analyses and testing of hypothesis at .05 levels of significance were done using simple linear regression for the hypothesis. The instruments were subjected to content and face validity by experts from measurement and evaluation and Social Science Education in the faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar. The reliability index of the instruments were established through Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient ranging between 0.81 and 0.87. The data analysed revealed that Political knowledge have a significant Correlation with sustainable democracy in Cross River State, Nigeria. Based on the finding of the study, it was concluded that political knowledge significantly influence sustainable democracy in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study recommended among others that government, Curriculum planners, experts, stakeholders and political actors should through the National Orientation Agency (NOA) organise enlightenment programs, periodic seminars, workshops to educate, sensitize citizens’ on the basic tenets of sustainable democracy.





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Citizens' Sensitivity Political Knowledge Sustainability Democracy

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