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    • Respondents were asked: In your opinion, what are the three most important problems facing this country that the government should address after the forthcoming elections? (Up to three responses per person. Figure shows percentage of respondents who cite each problem as one of up to three priorities.)
    • Respondents were asked: Overall, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in South Africa?
    • Respondents were asked: Would you say that the country is going in the wrong direction or going in the right direction?
    • Respondents who say they are registered to vote and are likely to vote were asked: Have you already decided which party or parties you intend to vote for in the 2024 national and provincial elections?
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Unemployment, unreliable electricity supply, and corruption are South Africans’ top concerns, Afrobarometer pre-election telephone survey shows

Citizens also cite economic issues including inflation, poverty, and management of the economy

The most urgent problems that South Africans want their government to address are unemployment, unreliable electricity supply, and corruption, according to a new Afrobarometer (www.Afrobarometer.org) telephone survey ahead of general elections on 29 May. Citizens also cite economic issues including inflation, poverty, and management of the economy. As citizens prepare…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) withdrawal the latest chapter in relationship once seen as positive

Afrobarometer surveys conducted in 2019/2021 showed that citizens in the three countries held largely favourable views of ECOWAS, rating its economic and political influence more positively than that of the African Union

The decision by Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opens a new chapter in a relationship that their citizens have generally seen in a favourable light in the past. Afrobarometer surveys conducted in 2019/2021 showed that citizens in the three…

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    • Afrobarometer CEO Joseph Asunka speaking at the launch of the 2023 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) Series Report
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Afrobarometer Chief Executive Officer (CEO) highlights crucial role of data in effective governance

The IIAG is a wide-ranging, publicly available data set produced by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that measures governance performance across Africa

“Data is the lighthouse that guides effective governance, offering clarity in policy making, resource allocation, and strategic planning,” Afrobarometer CEO Joseph Asunka (www.Afrobarometer.org) said Monday at the launch of the 2023 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) Series Report on the power of data for governance in Accra. The IIAG…

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    • Figure 1: Do police act professionally and respect citizens’ rights? | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 1: Do police act professionally and respect citizens’ rights? | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 2: Pay bribe to receive police assistance/avoid problems | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 2: Pay bribe to receive police assistance/avoid problems | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 3: How often do police engage in criminal activities? | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 3: How often do police engage in criminal activities? | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 4: Do police use excessive force with suspected criminals? | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 4: Do police use excessive force with suspected criminals? | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 5: Government performance on crime reduction | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 5: Government performance on crime reduction | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 6: Trust the police somewhat/a lot | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 6: Trust the police somewhat/a lot | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
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Africans cite corruption, brutality, and lack of professionalism among police failings, new Afrobarometer report reveals

An analysis of survey findings from 39 African countries finds that substantial minorities report corruption, use of excessive force, and even criminal activity by their police forces

Only one in three Africans say their police usually operate in a professional manner and respect citizens’ rights, a new Afrobarometer report (www.Afrobarometer.org) (https://apo-opa.co/3UfaKNP) shows. An analysis of survey findings from 39 African countries finds that substantial minorities report corruption, use of excessive force, and even criminal activity by their…

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    • Afrobarometer debuts Round 10 surveys, aims to increase footprint to about 42 countries by 2025
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Afrobarometer debuts Round 10 surveys, aims to increase footprint to about 42 countries by 2025

The latest round introduces a broad scope of special focus topics, including sexual and reproductive health, cost of living, migration and cross-border trade, access to justice, gender, and youth issues

Afrobarometer (www.Afrobarometer.org), Africa's leading survey research organisation, is launching its 10th round of national surveys with data collection in Côte d’Ivoire. Following the successful completion of Round 9 surveys in 39 African countries between late 2021 and mid-2023, the network plans to expand its coverage to about 42 African countries…

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    • Figure 1: Should women have an equal chance to be elected? | 39 countries | 2021/2023
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    • Figure 2: For better or for worse: How running for elected office might affect women's lives | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 2: For better or for worse: How running for elected office might affect women's lives | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 3: Should women have equal rights to jobs and land? | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 3: Should women have equal rights to jobs and land? | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 4: Educational attainment | by gender | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 4: Educational attainment | by gender | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 5: Government performance in promoting equal rights and opportunities for women | 39 countries | 2021/2023
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Africans back gender equality, but gaps persist: Governments urged to do more

African governments receive relatively positive ratings for their efforts to promote gender equality, but nearly two-thirds of citizens say more needs to be done

A majority of Africans express support for gender equality in politics, land ownership, and hiring, the latest Afrobarometer Pan-Africa Profile (https://apo-opa.co/3v4Nk30) shows. Download document: https://apo-opa.co/41wExmA But the report, based on nationally representative surveys in 39 African countries, also documents persistent gender gaps, showing that women continue to trail men in education,…

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    • Afrobarometer inaugural presence at Conference of the Parties (COP28) amplifies African voices on climate change and spurs climate action collaboration
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Afrobarometer inaugural presence at Conference of the Parties (COP28) amplifies African voices on climate change and spurs climate action collaboration

Afrobarometer recently concluded Round 9 surveys reveal that among Africans who have heard of climate change, most say it is making life worse and requires urgent action

Afrobarometer (https://www.Afrobarometer.org) delivered African citizens’ demand for urgent climate action to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) last week, underscoring the commitment of the continent’s leading survey research organisation to integrating African perspectives into the global climate discourse. Speaking to key climate change stakeholders gathered in Dubai, Afrobarometer Director…

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    • Figure 1: Increased level of corruption | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 1: Increased level of corruption | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 2: Corruption among public institutions and leaders | 39 countries* | 2021/2023
    • Figure 2: Corruption among public institutions and leaders | 39 countries* | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 3: Payment of bribes to access public services | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 3: Payment of bribes to access public services | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 4: Government performance in fighting corruption | 39 countries | 2021/2023
    • Figure 4: Government performance in fighting corruption | 39 countries | 2021/2023 (FR)
    • Figure 5: Can ordinary citizens report corruption without fear? | 39 countries | 2021/2023
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    • Amid rising corruption, most Africans say they risk retaliation if they speak up, new Afrobarometer Pan-Africa Profile reveals
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Amid rising corruption, most Africans say they risk retaliation if they speak up, new Afrobarometer Pan-Africa Profile reveals

Released ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December), the Afrobarometer report is based on nationally representative surveys in 39 African countries

A majority of Africans say that corruption in their country is rising, that their government is failing in its efforts to fight it, and that ordinary citizens risk retaliation if they report corruption to the authorities, Afrobarometer’s (www.Afrobarometer.org) latest Pan-Africa Profile (https://apo-opa.co/41k8N4i) reveals. Download document (1): https://apo-opa.co/3NmOey6 Download document (2): https://apo-opa.co/3RDm193 Released…

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Afrobarometer at Conference of the Parties (COP28): Elevating, adding African voices to the climate conversation

Afrobarometer’s participation at COP28 goes beyond showcasing its rich trove of data, aiming to empower citizens to actively participate in the global conversation on climate action for meaningful impact and change

Afrobarometer (www.Afrobarometer.org), Africa's leading survey research organisation, is set to make a significant impact at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) by spotlighting the voices of African citizens captured in its recent Pan-Africa Profile (https://apo-opa.co/3GtUEYt) on climate change. This underscores the organisation's commitment to fostering a more inclusive and informed…

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    • Participants and lecturers of the 2023 Afrobarometer summer school in Pretoria
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Afrobarometer surveys director urges young researchers to empower Africa’s narrative and showcase the continent’s analytical excellence

The three-week training programme equips African scholars with solid skills in research design, survey methodology, and the use of social statistics

“Writing never stops. This is the starting point. Take the lessons that you have learnt here and demonstrate to the world that not only can we produce our own data, but that we are capable of analysing it,” Afrobarometer surveys director Boniface Dulani told up-and-coming researchers at the closing ceremony…