The Afrobarometer survey collects data about individual attitudes and behavior in African countries.
The Afrobarometer survey collects data about individual attitudes and behavior, including innovative indicators especially relevant to developing societies. There are 5 round surveys available: round I (1999-2001) – 12 countries; round 2 (2002-2003) – 16 countries; round 3 (2005-2006) – 18 countries; round 4 (2008-2009) 20 countries; round 5 (2011-2013) – 35 countries.
Main Survey Topics
Popular understanding of, support for, and satisfaction with democracy, as well as any desire to return to, or experiment with, authoritarian alternatives.
The demand for, and satisfaction with, effective, accountable and clean government; judgments of overall governance performance and social service delivery.
How do African families survive? What variety of formal and informal means do they use to gain access to food, shelter, water, health, employment and money?
4. Macro-economics and Markets
Citizen understandings of market principles and market reforms and their assessments of economic conditions and government performance at economic management.
5. Social Capital
Whom do people trust? To what extent do they rely on informal networks and associations? What are their evaluations of the trustworthiness of various institutions?
6. Conflict and Crime
How safe do people feel? What has been their experience with crime and violence?
The extent to which ordinary folks join in development efforts, comply with the laws of the land, vote in elections, contact elected representatives, and engage in protest. The quality of electoral representation.
8. National Identity
How do people see themselves in relation to ethnic and class identities? Does a shared sense of national identity exist?
The dataset covers most of the African countries.
Access to database: http://www.afrobarometer.org
Source: Survey and Methods: http://www.afrobarometer.org
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