Getting started

Our online data analysis (ODA) tool is a free and easy way for you to analyse data from all of Afrobarometer’s survey rounds, going back to 1999. (Data from new survey rounds are incorporated as quickly as feasible.)

Here are some simple instructions to help you get started.

Step 1

Select which round of surveys you would like to use.

Select your country or countries of interest. You can also choose the “Select all” option if you’d like to use data from all countries.

Step 2

Select a survey question. These are divided under various thematic tabs: economy, democracy and politics, and so on. 

Alternatively, search for a word or phrase using the “search” function

Once you click on the question you would like to analyse, you will be presented with the tabulated results as well as a column graph.

You can change the type of graph by selecting from among options to the right above the column graph. 

Step 3

You can right-click and save the graph in a .jpg, .png, or .pdf format. You can also select the Print option. 


Step 4

If you want to break down your Variable A responses (e.g. satisfaction with democracy) across a second variable (e.g. respondents’ gender or age), select your second variable from the “Filter by” drop-down menu. 

The tabulated results will appear.  

Step 5

If you would like to produce a graph or a map, select one of the options on the upper right. 

We hope you enjoy using our ODA tool