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Climate change in Africa: Survey finds worsening agriculture conditions and quality of life, limited ‘climate change literacy’ The largest-ever survey of Africans’ perceptions of climate change has found widespread reports of worsening quality of life and deteriorating conditions for agricultural production, as well as limited “climate change literacy” among average citizens. Read more
One in four people in Africa have to pay bribes to access services, Corruption Barometer shows The new Global Corruption Barometer – Africa 2019, released on African Anti-Corruption Day by Transparency International and Afrobarometer, reveals that more than one in four people who accessed public services during the previous year had to pay a bribe... Read more
Africans want high-quality elections – especially if they bring change, Afrobarometer surveys show Most Africans support democratic elections as the best way to choose their leaders – if they see their previous elections as free and fair, and especially if those elections produced a change in leadership, new Afrobarometer survey data show. Read more
Afrobarometer lays foundation for ‘next generation’ of giving voice to African citizens Moving from pioneering project to pan-African institution, the research network Afrobarometer will enter its third decade with a new structure emphasizing partnership, capacity building, and sustainability, Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi said... Read more
Eight African research organizations honored by Afrobarometer Zimbabwe’s Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) heads a list of eight African organizations honoured this week for outstanding contributions to the pan-African research network. Read more
In Africa, support for media freedom declines to a minority view, Afrobarometer surveys show Across Africa, popular support for media freedom has dropped to below half of adults, according to new Afrobarometer findings from across the continent. Read more
Afrobarometer director elected to National Academy of Sciences Afrobarometer Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Read more
Sudanese protests align with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of the majority Mass protests demanding political change in Sudan are consistent with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of a majority of the population, Afrobarometer public-opinion survey findings show. Read more
South Africans give the government a failing grade on immigration, split on how to manage immigrant influx A majority of South Africans say the government is doing a poor job of managing immigration, an issue that is back in the headlines after recent xenophobic attacks in Durban. Read more
South Africans express economic unease, hope for improvement, survey shows As Africa’s most advanced economy struggles with high unemployment and eroding consumer purchasing power, South African citizens share a deep sense of economic unease, Afrobarometer’s recent survey suggests. Read more

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