Theme: Governance Date Added: 2018-12-18

What is it?

Afrobarometer releases data from their public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in more than 35 countries in Africa.

Key Points

  • Surveys topics: from conflict to gender equality and tolerance
  • Online data analysis tool
  • Direct download of merged data, no login required
  • Subnationally geocoded data for 1999-2015

Why is it Important?

Afrobarometer has been conducting large-scale surveys of issues that affect ordinary African men and women since 1999. By collecting and publishing high-quality, reliable statistical data on Africa, researchers on the continent are able to explore issues that affect citizens and residents are able to have a voice in policy-making processes.

How can it be accessed and used?

All Afrobarometer resources can be accessed via the home page, including:

Merged data from each survey round for direct download as SAV file.

Online data analysis allows you to select countries and fields of interest, generate a data table and download the results as XLSX, JPG or PDF file.

Subnationally geocoded data can be requested from Afrobarometer.

Better or worse: Freedom to say what you think (Afrobarometer R7 2016/2018 (South Africa))

Location: South Africa
Year: 2018Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • Country: Country of survey e.g. South Africa
  • Category: Selected response e.g. Much less freedom or Much more freedom
  • %/Total: Percentage of respondents selecting that response
  • statistics
  • research
  • finance
  • employment
  • service delivery
  • monitoring
  • parliament
  • youth
  • health
  • social services
  • women
  • crime

Resource contact name:Afrobarometer

Creation or start date:2018-12-18

Resource contact updated at:2018-12-19

Spatial coverage  Africa

Where else has the resource been used?

Year Project Name::
2018 Basotho Increasingly Favour Legalizing Dual Citizenship, Unifying with South Africa
2018 37% Liberians Go Without Food Due to Unemployment
2017 Despite disparities, Zambians see country on right track toward gender equity