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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World Water Day (March 22) reminds us, safe and readily available water is a human right and an important contributor to public health, whether it is used for drinking, washing, food production, or recreational purposes. Read more
Electricity is an important problem, according to surveyed citizens, though not their most important problem. Read more
Os académicos têm argumentado que a tolerância é "a endorfina do corpo político democrático," essencial para o livre intercâmbio político e cultural (Gibson & Gouws, 2005, p. 6). Seligson e Morino-Morales (2010, p. 37) reflectem esta... Read more
While Africa is often portrayed as a continent of ethnic and religious division and intolerance, findings show high degrees of acceptance of people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS (... Read more
More than half of South Africans say the country needs a new political party to defend working-class interests. Read more
The Rainbow Nation is one of Africa's least welcoming countries for foreigners. Read more
Majority willing to give up elections in favour of a non-elected government that can provide basic services. Read more
Most Zimbabweans say it's the duty of every citizen to participate in national and community affairs between elections, but very few do. Read more
AD69: Building on progress: Infrastructure development still a major challenge in Africa
Political leaders and ordinary citizens emphasize the importance of infrastructure development in Africa and call for greater investment in infrastructure. Read more
AD68: Escalating political crisis belies Burundians’ strong support for democracy
In contrast to the turmoil racking their country, Burundians are largely united in their support for democracy and fair elections and their rejection of authoritarian alternatives. Read more

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