How safe do people feel? What has been their experience with crime and violence? Do they report crimes to the police?
Popular understanding of, support for, and satisfaction with democracy. Any desire to return to, or experiment with, authoritarian alternatives.
Participation in campaigns and elections. Citizens’ voting intentions and their opinions on the quality of electoral processes.
Women’s position in society. Should women have the same rights as men? Should there be more female leaders in politics and public institutions?
The demand for, and satisfaction with, effective, accountable and clean government; judgments of overall governance performance and social service delivery.
How do people see themselves in relation to ethnic and class identities? Does a shared sense of national identity exist?
Assessments of national and personal economic and living conditions. Evaluations of government performance in economy management and creating jobs.
What extent do ordinary people join in development efforts, comply with the laws of the land, vote in elections and engage in protest?
How often do individuals experience shortages of basic essentials – food, water, medical care – in their daily lives? Indicators of basic living conditions.
The availability of public services and how often it is accessed. Public services include piped water, health clinic, cell phone service and postal systems.
Whom do people trust? How much do they rely on informal networks and associations? Evaluations of the trustworthiness of various institutions.
How accepting are people of those who are socially or politically different from themselves?
How accessible is the justice system to ordinary people? And how frequently do they interact with it. What kind of problems do ordinary people experience when seeking justice?
What actions can citizens take in response to poor government performance? What actions should they take? What actions do they take?
Perceptions of the extent of China’s influence, and the extent to which it benefits or harms national interests.
Household access to electricity, and the reliability of the supply. Do people access electricity without paying for it?