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WP171: Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior? Evidence from five African countries shows little to no effect on voter turnout or vote shares. Read more
PP3: The partnership of free speech and good governance in Africa Freedom of speech is not just valuable as a democratic end in itself. It is strongly linked to popular perceptions of both media effectiveness and good governance, according to new data from Afrobarometer, collected during face-to-face interviews with... Read more
WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa Can digital information and communication technology foster mass political mobilization? Read more
PP37: Are Africans willing to pay higher taxes or user fees for better health care? Struggling medical systems confront governments and citizens with difficult choices: Needed investment in the medical sector must compete with other priorities, and increasing health spending by cutting other programs may not be a popular or even... Read more
AD5: World AIDS Day: Most African governments win high marks for efforts to fight HIV/AIDS HIV and AIDS remains the leading cause of death in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa, the hardest-hit region, is home to 71% of the world’s 35 million people living with HIV, including 91% of the world’s HIV-infected children. Despite these grim statistics,... Read more
AD57: Call the police? Across Africa, citizens point to police and government performance issues on crime Public perceptions include difficulty in getting police assistance, poor government performance in reducing crime. Read more
WP166: Ethnic diversity, segregation, and ethnocentric trust in Africa Ethnic diversity is generally associated with less social capital and lower levels of trust. However, most empirical evidence for this relationship is focused on generalized trust, rather than more theoretically appropriate measures of group-based trust. Read more
PP8: Support for African women’s equality rises: Education, jobs and political participation still unequal Afrobarometer's survey of more than 50,000 people in 34 countries shows broad support for women's equality among both men and women, and widespread acceptance of women’s leadership capabilities. But significant minorities disagree, and... Read more
PP32: Violent extremism in Africa: Public opinion from the Sahel, Lake Chad, and the Horn Over the past two decades, the threat posed by violent extremist groups that espouse fundamentalist religious narratives has grown substantially across Africa (Hallowanger, 2014). The colonial era and the undemocratic rule that characterized many post-... Read more
AD112: Do trustworthy institutions matter for development? Corruption, trust, and government performance in Africa This Afrobarometer dispatch explores whether African citizens think that political institutions – ranging from the state presidency to local government councils – are worthy of their trust and whether public trust matters for development outcomes. Read more

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