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Fear, freedom, and security in Uganda

16 Nov 2017 Uganda
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in 2017.

At a glance

  • Many Ugandans fear becoming victims of political intimidation or violence during elections.
  • A majority think that they have to be careful about what they say about politics and which political organisations they join, and that the freedom of the opposition to function is more constrained now than it was a few years ago.
  • Fear and experience of domestic insecurity are high.
  • Solid majorities say the armed forces keep the country safe and are professional and respectful to citizens.
  • If necessary to safeguard security, about half of Ugandans say the government should be able to monitor private communications.