Pan-Africa Profiles

Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues across more than 30 countries in Africa.

Six rounds of surveys were conducted between 1999 and 2015, and findings from Round 7 surveys (2016-2018) are currently being released.

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No-Water Day? African governments are failing in provision of water and sanitation, majority of citizens say. Read more
Lived poverty on the rise: Reversing a decade-long trend of improving living standards, more Africans are going without basic necessities. Read more
Religion in Africa: Tolerance and trust in leaders are high, but many Africans would allow regulation of religious speech. Read more
No progress on power? Accessible, reliable electricity still in short supply across Africa. Read more
PP61: Gains and gaps: Perceptions and experiences of gender in Africa
Africans share at least some of the SDG ambitions to create more equal societies. Across 34 countries, substantial majorities support women’s right to run for political office (71%) and to own and inherit land (72%). Read more
PP60: Change ahead: Experience and awareness of climate change in Africa
Biggest survey ever on climate change in Africa finds worsening quality of life, deteriorating conditions for agricultural production, limited “climate change literacy” among average citizens. Read more
One in four people in Africa have to pay bribes to access services, Corruption Barometer shows. Read more
PP58: Africans want open elections – especially if they bring change
Africans want high-quality elections – especially if they bring change at the top. Read more
PP56: How free is too free? Across Africa, media freedom is on the defensive
In Africa, as elsewhere, mass media face increasing opportunities and threats. Read more
PP55: Are Africans’ freedoms slipping away?
Africa’s closing political space marked by less freedom and a willingness to trade liberties for security. Read more

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