From 4 June to 1 July 2012, the Afrobarometer surveyed a nationally representative, random, stratified probability sample of 2400 adult Malawians. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in the language of the respondent’s choice by the Afrobarometer team based at CSR. Local language translations were done in Chichewa and Chitumbuka. IDASA provided technical backstopping for the survey. Previous Afrobarometer surveys were conducted in Malawi in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2008.