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Briefing paper

BP2: Violent social conflict and conflict resolution in Nigeria

15 Apr 2015

What do Africans think about violent social conflict, including its causes and preferred solutions?  How do conflicts affect popular support for democracy?

The Afrobarometer introduced questions on conflict in a survey in Nigeria in August 2001.  We chose to start with Africa’s most populated nation because it is a continental bellwether; as goes Nigeria, as a source of either chaos or stability, so goes the neighborhood.