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Intolerance of same-sex relationships may be on the decline in Botswana, Afrobarometer survey suggests More than half of Batswana would object to working or worshipping with someone who is in a same-sex relationship, but such intolerance is significantly less pronounced among younger and more-educated citizens and appears to be declining, according to a... Read more
Most Malawians see declining quality of elections, express little trust in the electoral commission A majority of Malawians believe the quality of their elections has declined and express little trust in the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Most Malawians see legal challenge to election results as justified, courts as impartial and trustworthy As of late 2019, a majority of Malawians considered the political opposition justified in challenging the declared results of the 2019 election, a new national survey by Afrobarometer shows. Most also saw the country’s courts as trustworthy and impartial. Read more
Slim majority of Namibians would support higher taxes in exchange for more government services, Afrobarometer survey shows More than half of Namibians would support paying higher taxes in exchange for more government services, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Plurality of Ghanaians aren’t taking sides yet in presidential contest, latest Afrobarometer survey shows More than four in 10 Ghanaians aren’t taking sides yet in a presidential race, outnumbering declared supporters of the ruling party as well as its challengers, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Progress toward ‘reliable energy for all’ stalls across Africa, Afrobarometer survey finds Efforts to provide “reliable energy for all” are making little progress in Africa, a new Afrobarometer analysis shows. Read more
Ghanaians perceive increase in corruption level, give government low marks on fighting graft, new Afrobarometer study shows More than half of Ghanaians say the level of corruption in the country has increased and the government is doing a poor job in fighting it, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Approval ratings for the government’s anti-corruption efforts have declined... Read more
Citizens’ approval of government economic performance declines, new Afrobarometer study shows Ghanaians’ approval ratings on indicators of their government’s economic performance have declined sharply compared to 2017, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Infrastructure/roads Ghanaians’ most important problem, new Afrobarometer study shows Infrastructure and roads are the most frequently cited problem that Ghanaians want government to address, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates. For the first time since 2002, infrastructure/roads tops the list of citizens’ priority problems, beating out... Read more
Development leaders recognize Afrobarometer achievements, ambitions for its third decade Development leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to recognize Afrobarometer’s achievements over the past 20 years as well as its ambitions for a third decade of giving voice to ordinary Africans. Read more

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