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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 9 survey in South Africa.
70 %
of South Africans are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in their country.
82 %
of citizens say corruption in the country increased "somewhat” or “a lot” during the year preceding the survey.
65 %
of South Africans support elections as the best way to choose their leaders.