Data Usage Policy
Because the Afrobarometer is funded from public resources, its data are a public good. All data are released via this website and other outlets, along with relevant codebooks. But, to allow initial in-house analysis and publication, data will not be released publicly until one year after the completion of fieldwork.
Additional access to Afrobarometer survey data are also available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). http://www.icpsr.umich.edu
Note that for some surveys data is weighted to correct for either deliberate (e.g., to provide an adequate sample of specific sub-groups for analytical purposes) or inadvertent over- or under-sampling of particular sample strata. In these cases, a weighting variable is included as the last variable in the data set, with details described in the codebook. These weighting factors should be used when calculating all national-level statistics.