A majority of Batswana would object to working or worshipping with someone who is in a same-sex relationship, but such intolerance is less pronounced among younger citizens, according to a new Afrobarometer survey.
The 2014 survey also shows that intolerance for same-sex orientation is stronger in rural areas than in urban areas.
These findings coincide with the recent High Court victory of the Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) allowing the organisation to be recognised and registered by the Director of National Registration.
Batswana express support for a law on declaration of assets and want the president and officials to appear before Parliament to account, according to the findings of the latest Afrobarometer survey. The survey, conducted in June 2014, also reveals that just over half of Batswana say that the level of corruption has increased over the past year.
Botswana Round 1 codebook (1999)
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Botswana Round 3 codebook (2005)
Botswana Round 4 survey technical information (2008)
Botswana Round 4 codebook (2008)
Botswana Round 5 codebook (2012)
Botswana Round 1 data (1999)
Botswana Round 2 data (2003)
Botswana Round 3 data (2005)
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Botswana Round 4 questionnaire
Botswana Round 5 questionnaire
Botswana Round 6 questionnaire
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