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Citizens’ perceptions of the economy and lived poverty

14 Mar 2018 Tanzania
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in Tanzania in 2018.

At a glance

  • Direction of the country: majority of Tanzanians believe the country is going in the right direction and the government is handling the economy well.
  • Country’s economic situation: many Tanzanians say the country’s economic situation is worse than a year ago.
  • Optimism about future: the number of citizens that think that things will get better has almost doubled.
  • Basic necessities: a growing number of Tanzanians report going without basic necessities.