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South Africa

Pretoria, Cape Town & Bloemfontein
First surveyed in
59.31 million

South Africa has completed surveys with Afrobarometer in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2018 and 2021. Surveys are conducted in Afrikaans, English, sePedi, seSotho, seTswana, xiTsonga, siSwati, isiXhosa and isiZulu. The national partner is the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. 

Key stats

Data from the Round 8 survey in South Africa.
68 %
of South Africans describe the country's economic condition as “fairly bad” or “very bad."
62 %
of citizens say South Africa should fund its development from its own resources instead of relying on foreign loans.
72 %
of citizens consider domestic violence a criminal matter requiring the involvement of law enforcement agencies.