Publications

Welcome to the Afrobarometer publications section. For short, topical analyses, try our briefing papers (for survey rounds 1-5) and dispatches (starting with Round 6). For longer, more technical analyses of policy issues, check our policy papers. Our working papers are full-length analytical pieces developed for publication in academic journals or books. You can also search the entire publications database by keyword(s), language, country, and/or author.

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On most of citizens' high-priority issues, large majorities say their government is performing badly. Read more
AD63: Malagasy grow increasingly critical of how their democracy is working
In Madagascar, most citizens support democracy but are dissatisfied with its implementation. Read more
AD62: Madagascar: Half African, totally Malagasy
Is the Big Red Island part of Africa? Half of its citizens say they're proud to be called "African," but the other half either isn't proud or doesn't care. Read more
As they approach their first presidential election since popular protests ousted long-serving President Blaise Compaoré, Burkinabé express broad public support for the country’s democratic process. Read more
Almost two-thirds of Ghanaians do not have access to toilets in their homes or compounds. Read more
La plupart des citoyens désirent la démocratie et rejettent toute forme de gouvernance non-démocratique, mais l'insatisfaction quant à la mise en œuvre de la démocratie s’est accrue. Read more
In observance of International Day for Tolerance (16 November), an analysis of 2014 Afrobarometer survey data shows that Ghanaians are highly tolerant of people of different religious faiths, ethnicities, and nationalities. Read more
Public perceptions include difficulty in getting police assistance, poor government performance in reducing crime. Read more
Rated high on corruption but not on trust, do the police still have a mandate? Read more
A good citizen pays taxes, Zimbabweans say. But most also complain of corrupt tax officials and want the president to explain to Parliament how tax revenue is spent. Read more

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