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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The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
Majority of Zimbabweans favour protecting private communications, free movement, religious speech against govt interference. Read more
According to some estimates, up to 3-4 million Zimbabweans live outside their country. Read more
Majority of Africans say corruption increased, believe ordinary people can make a difference. Read more
Opposition supporters and uncommitted citizens favour opposition parties working together. Read more
Round 7 summary of results for Zimbabwe. Read more
Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown remains an enormous challenge affecting citizens from all walks of life. Read more
What role do media freedom and election management autonomy play? Read more
Access to justice for all citizens has long been recognized as a cornerstone of democracy, good governance, and effective and equitable development. Read more
Five Southern African countries have democracies dominated by parties that emerged from liberation movements and have governed since independence: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Read more

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