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In Africa, support for media freedom declines to a minority view, Afrobarometer surveys show Across Africa, popular support for media freedom has dropped to below half of adults, according to new Afrobarometer findings from across the continent. Read more
Afrobarometer director elected to National Academy of Sciences Afrobarometer Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Read more
Sudanese protests align with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of the majority Mass protests demanding political change in Sudan are consistent with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of a majority of the population, Afrobarometer public-opinion survey findings show. Read more
South Africans give the government a failing grade on immigration, split on how to manage immigrant influx A majority of South Africans say the government is doing a poor job of managing immigration, an issue that is back in the headlines after recent xenophobic attacks in Durban. Read more
South Africans express economic unease, hope for improvement, survey shows As Africa’s most advanced economy struggles with high unemployment and eroding consumer purchasing power, South African citizens share a deep sense of economic unease, Afrobarometer’s recent survey suggests. Read more
Lived poverty on the rise in South Africa, Afrobarometer survey shows More South Africans are going without enough food, clean water, and other basic necessities as “lived poverty” in the country increased compared to 2015, Afrobarometer’s latest survey shows. Read more
Fewer than half of Zimbabweans consider their news media free, Afrobarometer surveys show A majority of Zimbabweans want a free news media, but fewer than half think that’s what they have, an analysis of Afrobarometer survey data shows. Read more
Mozambicans optimistic about country’s overall direction, survey shows A majority of Mozambicans are optimistic about the overall direction of the country and prospects for a stronger national economy, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Mozambicans fear retaliation if they speak out against corruption, Afrobarometer survey shows More than half of Mozambicans say they fear retaliation or other negative consequences if they report incidents of corruption, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Mozambicans offer mixed views on freedom of speech, media, and association, Afrobarometer survey shows A slim majority of Mozambicans say they feel at least “somewhat” free to say what they think, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more

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