Economic conditions, access to public services, and government performance

  • Economic condition: Six in 10 citizens (60%) say the country’s economic situation is “bad” or “very bad.” But about the same proportion (57%) describe their personal living conditions as “fairly good” or “very good.”
  • Nigerians’ experience with poverty: About a third of Nigerians have experienced “moderate lived poverty” (27%) or “high lived poverty” (10%).
  • Government performance: Large majorities of Nigerians say the government is performing “fairly badly” or “very badly” on managing the economy (66%) and on improving the living standards of the poor (74%).
  • Access to basic services: Among Nigerians who tried to obtain public services during the previous year, large proportions say it was difficult, took “a long time,” and required the payment of a bribe to obtain certain services.