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 Mauritius
- Press Release - Despite Security Concerns, Mauritians Feel Safe in Their Homes [16 October 2014]
- Press Release - Economic Conditions No Cause for Alarm for Mauritians [16 October 2014]
- Press Release - Mauritians Support Proportional Representation, Split on Other Reforms [15 October 2014]
- Media Briefing - Electoral and Political Reforms: Tradition Verses Change [15 October 2014]
Results from the Round 6 Survey in Botswana
- Press Release - Government far from winning war on poverty despite concerted eradication efforts [14 October 2014]
- Press Release - Batswana report that the country is going in the right direction despite economic hardships [14 October 2014]
- Press Release - Unemployment is perceived to be the most critical problem forBatswana [14 October 2014]
Most Recent Policy Papers
Most Recent Briefing Papers
L’Opinion Publique Pousse à l’Egalité des Genres au Burkina Faso
Briefing Paper 148 (Français) - Les Burkinabé jugent positivement la performance du gouvernement en matière de promotion de la femme, mais beaucoup d’efforts restent encore pour corriger les inégalités de genre.
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.
Most Recent Working Papers
Why do some Africans pay bribes while other Africans don't?
Working Paper 148 (English): An examination of factors that help explain variations in behavior, both within and between countries, with regard to the payment of bribes.
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.