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Summary of results

Malawi Round 3 summary of results

Summary of results for the Afrobarometer Round 3 survey in Malawi in 2005
23 Apr 2015 Malawi
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From June 15 to July 3, 2005, the Afrobarometer surveyed a nationally representative, random, stratified probability sample of 1200 Malawians. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IfESOR) in three languages across 26 districts in the country. The sample was drawn by taking the smallest geographic units, census Enumeration Areas (EA’s) and stratifying all EA’s across the country into separate lists according to region and urban or rural status. One hundred and fifty EA’s were then randomly selected from these lists with the probability proportionate to their sizes in the overall population as represented in the 1998 census. This ensured that every eligible adult had an equal and known chance of being selected. Eight households were then randomly selected within each EA, and a respondent of 18 years of age or older was randomly selected from each household. A gender quota ensured that every other interview must be with a female. A sample of this size is sufficient to yield an overall margin of error of +/- 3 percent at a confidence level of 95 percent