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Early access to data sets

We welcome applications from graduates or research students based at African institutions and from African students based at overseas institutions for access to full country data sets prior to their general release.

We do not generally grant early access to researchers or academics/faculty. However, we will consider applications from people working directly with Afrobarometer funders and/or local organisations/NGOs that would make beneficial use of the data in planning development interventions.


Access to geocoded data

African and non-African users alike can also apply for access to restricted data (e.g. geocoded data) from publicly released data sets. Because we take data security seriously, we only grant access to users who undertake a personal commitment to use our data securely.

If you wish to gain early access to any data or access to restricted data, please complete the data request form.



Afrobarometer data are protected by copyright. Authors of any published work based on Afrobarometer data or papers are required to acknowledge the source, including, where applicable, citations to data sets posted on this website. Please acknowledge the copyright holders in all publications resulting from the use of Afrobarometer data by means of bibliographic citation in this form:

Afrobarometer Data, [Country(ies)], [Round(s)], [Year(s)], available at

We also ask users to send/email copies of any publications, papers, or reports that employ Afrobarometer data to Brian Howard, Afrobarometer’s head of publications, at