What is Afrobarometer?
Afrobarometer is an independent, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa.
Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in 35 African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with decision makers, policy advocates, civic educators, journalists, researchers, donors and investors, as well as average Africans who wish to become more informed and active citizens.
Most Recent Results and Event Announcements
Results from the Round 6 Survey in Botswana
- Press Release: Batswana decry self-interest of politicians but continue to support the ruling party [25 September 2014]
- Press Release: Botswana’s government performance is in decline and Batswana trust their institutions much less in 2014 [25 September 2014]
Results from the Round 6 Survey in Malawi
- Press Release: Malawians Support a Strong Parliament in Spite of Disappointment with Their Representatives [24 September 2014]
- AD2 (English): Chunga, Joseph J. - Malawians Support a Strong Parliament Despite Disappointment with Representatives - 2014
Results from the Round 6 Survey in Lesotho
- Press Release (English) - Amid Political Upheaval, Basotho Support Democratic Process, Reject Military Rule; Trust in Political Institutions Remains Low [4 September 2014]
Most Recent Policy Papers
Most Recent Briefing Papers
Gender Equality and the Participation of Women in Public Office in Swaziland
Briefing Paper 147 (English): Low participation of women in election campaigning in Swaziland.
East African Federation: Tanzanian Awareness of Economic and Political Integration Remains Poor, But There Is Growing Support for Political Links
Briefing Paper 146 (English): Examines Tanzanians' awareness and support of East African integration.
Most Recent Working Papers
A Vote of Confidence: Retrospective Voting in Africa
Working Paper 147 (English): Retrospective voting is a powerful explanation for recurring incumbent support in light of macroeconomic booms occurring throughout the region since the mid-1990s.
What Drives Quality of Schools in Africa? Disentangling Social Capital and Ethnic Divisions
Working Paper 146 (English): Employs Afrobarometer data to test the role of social capital and ethnic divisions in determining the quality of schools.