What is the Afrobarometer?
The Afrobarometer is an independent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa.
Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in more that a dozen African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with decision makers, policy advocates, civic educators, journalists, researchers, donors and investors, as well as average Africans who wish to become more informed and active citizens.
Latest Results and Coverage of Afrobarometer Round 5
Afrobarometer will be conducting Round 5 surveys in up to 35 countries between 2011 and 2013. See the latest results and coverage from Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mali, Namibia, and Tanzania. Also see previous results from Cape Verde, Botswana, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Mauritius.
Afrobarometer Book Now Available
The second Afrobarometer book, Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa, is now available for purchase. In the book, authors explore the emerging role of mass politics in Africa's fledging democracies using a decade of research from Afrobarometer. Click here for more information on the book. Click here for ordering information.
Most Recent Briefing Papers
BP116: Masunungure, Eldred V. and Heather Koga Zimbabweans' (Mostly) Tolerant Views on Citizenship 2013
BP115: Masunungure, Eldred V. and Heather Koga Zimbabweans' Views on Empowerment: Jobs vs. Business Takeovers 2013
BP114: Masunungure, Eldred V. and Stephen Ndoma The Popular Quest for Devolution in Zimbabwe 2013
BP113FR: Coulibaly, Massa and Michael Bratton La crise au Mali : attitudes populaires ambivalentes sur la voie à suivre 2013
Most Recent Working Papers
WP141: Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra and Elliott Green Pre-Colonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda 2012
WP140: Sacks, Audrey Can Donors And Non-State Actors Undermine Citizens’ Legitimating Beliefs? 2012
WP139: Justesen, Mogens K. and Christian Bjørnskov Exploiting the Poor: Bureaucratic Corruption and Poverty in Africa 2012
WP138: De Luca, Giacomo and Marijke Verpoorten From Vice to Virtue? Civil War and Social Capital in Uganda 2012
WP137: Kerr, Nicholas Perceptions versus Reality: Assessing Popular Evaluations of Election Quality in Africa 2011
- Afrobarometer has corrected a coding error made on Question 27 after the release of data and results for Benin. The revised dataset and codebook are now available here.