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Summary of results

Zimbabwe Round 5 summary of results

Summary of results for the Afrobarometer Round 5 survey in Zimbabwe in 2012
3 May 2015 Zimbabwe
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Between 16 and 30 July 2012, the Afrobarometer surveyed a nationally representative, random, stratified probability sample of 2400 Zimbabweans. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by the Afrobarometer team based at the Mass Public Opinion Institute in Harare (Zimbabwe), in three languages: English, Shona and Ndebele. The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), a Core Partner in the Afrobarometer Network, provided technical backstopping for the survey. The sample was drawn by taking the smallest geographic units, Census Enumeration Areas (EAs), and stratifying all EAs across the country into separate lists according to districts and geographical area). Three hundred (300) EAs were then randomly selected from these lists with the probability proportionate to its size in the overall population as represented in the 2011 projected population figures. 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 18 years of age or older was randomly selected from each household. A gender quota was filled by alternating interviews between males and females. A sample of this size is sufficient to yield an overall margin of error of +/- 2 percent at a confidence level of 95 percent.