A strong majority (78%) reported the country was heading in the wrong direction, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey held in March 2014. Malawians perceptions on which direction the country is heading to, and perceptions about their living economic conditions were collected as part of the Afrobarometer Round 6 Survey.
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Basotho overwhelmingly support democratic elections and reject military and strongman rule, according to a new Afrobarometer study.
The survey, conducted at a time of mounting political tensions leading to the dissolution of Parliament, sheds light on citizen views on democracy and trust in political institutions, among other issues.
The Afrobarometer Round 6 public opinion survey interviewed 1,200 Basotho in May 2014. The nationally representative sample yields a +/- 3% margin of error with a 95% confidence level.
Although a majority of Basotho say the country’s and their personal economic conditions are bad, they are increasingly hopeful that things will improve in the coming year, according to a new Afrobarometer survey.
A majority of Kenyans are finding it difficult to participate in key county activities, the latest Afrobarometer survey indicates.
Public participation is at the core of devolution. However, the Afrobarometer survey shows that most Kenyans find it difficult to participate in the county budgeting and planning process, to influence county decision making, and to access information on county budgets, legislation, and project plans.
Ghana’s government performed poorly on the economic management scorecard of most citizens, according to the findings of a new Afrobarometer survey.
The latest Afrobarometer findings reveal that Ghanaians want the government to give top priority to managing the economy – a shift in policy priorities from 2005, 2008, and 2012 Afrobarometer surveys, in which unemployment was the leading policy priority of most Ghanaians.
By a 6-to-1 margin, Togolese citizens favour a two-term limit for their president, according to a new Afrobarometer survey.
Based on the October 2014 survey, 85% of respondents agree – including 60% who “strongly agree” – with the statement that “The Constitution should limit the president of the Republic to serving a maximum of two terms in office” (see Figure 1 below). Only 13% favour no limit on presidential mandates.
Mauritians do not want political leaders to remain in power ad vitam eternam and wish the Prime Minister to remain in power for a maximum of two terms.
Mauritians are also fully supportive of having more transparency in the way political parties finance their electoral campaigns.
However, they believe that finances for political parties should not come from the State or taxpayers money. Parties should look for their own funds.
While the recent public discourse tends toward pessimism about the country’s economic situation, Mauritians are not alarmed about their own living conditions, a new Afrobarometer survey reveals.
Assessments of the country's economic condition as “good” are about as frequent as “bad,” and a majority believe that conditions will remain the same or improve in the coming year, according to the 2014 survey.
<p> Findings on evaluations of the economy and national government from the Round 5 (2012) survey in Sierra Leone.</p><p><a href="/sites/default/files/media-briefing/sierra-leone/srl_r5_presentation1.pdf" target="_blank">Download the full document</a></p>