Publications

Welcome to the Afrobarometer publications section. For short, topical analyses, try our briefing papers (for survey rounds 1-5) and dispatches (starting with Round 6). For longer, more technical analyses of policy issues, check our policy papers. Our working papers are full-length analytical pieces developed for publication in academic journals or books. You can also search the entire publications database by keyword(s), language, country, and/or author.

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Uganda’s democracy satisfaction gap: How delivery of electoral, political, and economic goods impacts support for democracy Read more
How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more
Despite praise for govt efforts to prevent election-related violence, almost half (48%) of Ugandans say they fear political intimidation or violence during campaigns. Read more
Tax compliance in Africa: Citizens affirm paying taxes as a civic duty but lack trust in tax department. Read more
Compromises on free speech? Many Ugandans willing to let government monitor private and religious speech in the name of security. Read more
The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
Majority of Africans say corruption increased, believe ordinary people can make a difference. Read more
Ugandans view social services1 as the most important problems facing the country and the areas in greatest need of additional government investment, according to citizens’ responses in national Afrobarometer surveys. Read more
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
What role do media freedom and election management autonomy play? Read more

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