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People’s development agenda, leaders’ performance, national dialogue, freedoms, and perceptions of social media

7 Jul 2021 Zimbabwe
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 8 survey in Zimbabwe in 2021.

At a glance

  • People’s development agenda: Unemployment is the single most important problem that Zimbabweans want their government to address, followed by infrastructure/roads and education.
  • National dialogue: Almost three-fourths (73%) of Zimbabweans call for an all-inclusive national dialogue that goes beyond political parties.
  • Views on fundamental freedoms: Almost four out of five citizens (79%) say they “often” or “always” have to be careful what they say about politics.