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 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
AD290: Better but not good enough? How Africans see the delivery of public services
Africans see progress – though uneven – in government delivery of basic services. Read more
AD288: In search of opportunity: Young and educated Africans most likely to consider moving abroad
By 2050, it is projected that one in every four humans will be African as the continent doubles its population, accounting for more than half of global population growth. Read more
Support for democracy stays strong in Africa, but “dissatisfied democrats” who will safeguard its future are few. Read more

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