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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Zimbabweans affirm public’s right to government information, but skeptical about access. Read more
Across five North African countries, most citizens see religion and politics as separate and compatible. Read more
In Nigeria, public perceptions of corruption remain high despite praise for president’s anti-graft campaign. Read more
Two forms of lawless violence dominated headlines in Ghana in 2017, though neither was new: mob “justice” applied to suspected criminals and vigilantism by disgruntled politicalparty thugs. Read more
According to the latest Afrobarometer survey, however, Mauritians are less satisfied with their democracy and have less trust in their institutions than they did just a few years ago. Read more
Uganda’s democracy satisfaction gap: How delivery of electoral, political, and economic goods impacts support for democracy Read more
AD184: Unemployment mars favourable assessment of Batswana government performance
Most important problem’ mars positive marks for government performance in Botswana. Read more
AD183: Kenyans say climate change affecting personal lives and country
Climate change in Kenya: Negative changes in weather affecting personal lives and country, citizens say. Read more
WP178: Viewing society from space: Image-based sociocultural prediction models
Using satellite images to predict people’s attitudes about the economy, security, leadership, and social involvement: Evidence from Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Read more
How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more

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