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Ghanaian women have less financial decision-making power, lag in political participation, Afrobarometer survey shows Ghanaian women are twice as likely as men to defer to their spouses in decisions about household finances, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey that also finds persistent gender gaps in education and ownership of key assets. Read more
After decade-long improvement, lived poverty is on the rise in Africa, Afrobarometer survey finds Reversing a decade-long trend of improving living standards, lived poverty is on the rise again in Africa, a new analysis of Afrobarometer data reveals. Read more
High cost, bias, and long delays prevent Ghanaians from using formal justice system, Afrobarometer survey shows Ghanaians say high costs, a bias in favour of the rich and powerful, and long delays are the three most important barriers that prevent citizens from using the formal justice system, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Intolerance of same-sex relationships may be on the decline in Botswana, Afrobarometer survey suggests More than half of Batswana would object to working or worshipping with someone who is in a same-sex relationship, but such intolerance is significantly less pronounced among younger and more-educated citizens and appears to be declining, according to a... Read more
Most Malawians see declining quality of elections, express little trust in the electoral commission A majority of Malawians believe the quality of their elections has declined and express little trust in the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Most Malawians see legal challenge to election results as justified, courts as impartial and trustworthy As of late 2019, a majority of Malawians considered the political opposition justified in challenging the declared results of the 2019 election, a new national survey by Afrobarometer shows. Most also saw the country’s courts as trustworthy and impartial. Read more
Slim majority of Namibians would support higher taxes in exchange for more government services, Afrobarometer survey shows More than half of Namibians would support paying higher taxes in exchange for more government services, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
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

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