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Emaswati approve of government’s COVID-19 response, but remain skeptical about vaccines

5 Aug 2021 Eswatini
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 8 survey in Eswatini in 2021.

At a glance

  • Impact of COVID-19: Half (49%) of Emaswati report that someone in their household lost a job, business, or primary source of income as a result of the pandemic.
  • Government performance: Overall, most citizens are satisfied with the government’s efforts to manage the COVID-19 response (83%) and keep the public informed (90%).
  • Views on vaccines: Fewer than four in 10 citizens (37%) indicate that they are likely to try to get vaccinated.