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Plurality of Ghanaians aren’t taking sides yet in presidential contest, latest Afrobarometer survey shows More than four in 10 Ghanaians aren’t taking sides yet in a presidential race, outnumbering declared supporters of the ruling party as well as its challengers, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Progress toward ‘reliable energy for all’ stalls across Africa, Afrobarometer survey finds Efforts to provide “reliable energy for all” are making little progress in Africa, a new Afrobarometer analysis shows. Read more
Ghanaians perceive increase in corruption level, give government low marks on fighting graft, new Afrobarometer study shows More than half of Ghanaians say the level of corruption in the country has increased and the government is doing a poor job in fighting it, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Approval ratings for the government’s anti-corruption efforts have declined... Read more
Citizens’ approval of government economic performance declines, new Afrobarometer study shows Ghanaians’ approval ratings on indicators of their government’s economic performance have declined sharply compared to 2017, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Infrastructure/roads Ghanaians’ most important problem, new Afrobarometer study shows Infrastructure and roads are the most frequently cited problem that Ghanaians want government to address, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates. For the first time since 2002, infrastructure/roads tops the list of citizens’ priority problems, beating out... Read more
Development leaders recognize Afrobarometer achievements, ambitions for its third decade Development leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to recognize Afrobarometer’s achievements over the past 20 years as well as its ambitions for a third decade of giving voice to ordinary Africans. Read more
More than half of Ghanaians are not aware of the December 2019 referendum, new Afrobarometer study shows More than half of Ghanaians say they are not aware of the upcoming December 2019 referendum on whether local government elections should be made partisan or remain non-partisan, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
African women face persistent gender gaps in education, jobs, and digital access, Afrobarometer survey finds Despite widespread popular support for gender equality, African women are still disadvantaged by persistent gender gaps in education, employment, control over key assets, and access to technology, a new analysis from Afrobarometer shows. Read more
Africa’s digital gender divide may be widening, Afrobarometer survey finds African women trail behind men in access to digital information and communications technologies, and the gap may be widening, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Namibians divided on land reform, including expropriation, Afrobarometer survey shows Only about half of Namibians rate the government’s land resettlement programme as effective, and more than four in 10 say land should be expropriated without compensation and given to the landless, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more

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