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Majority of Batswana see opposition offering viable alternative vision and plan A majority of Batswana say opposition parties offer a viable alternative vision and plan to the long-time ruling Botswana Democratic Party, according to the 2017 Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Batswana demand state funding of political parties State funding of political parties in Botswana remains a contested issue and after 50 years of independence. Read more
Intolerance of same-sex relationships still strong in Botswana A majority of Batswana would object to working or worshipping with someone who is in a same-sex relationship, but such intolerance is less pronounced among younger citizens, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Batswana report that the country is going in the right direction despite economic hardships Despite more than half (58%) of Batswana’s positive views in 2014 on the economic direction of their country, a fifth (21%) are pessimistic of the future, anticipating worsening national economic conditions in the next 12 months, according to the latest... Read more
Government far from winning war on poverty despite concerted eradication efforts More Batswana report experiencing deprivation of basic needs such as water, cash income, and food, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Close to four in ten (37%), in 2014 report having gone without cash income "many times" or "always... Read more
Unemployment is perceived to be the most critical problem for Batswana Overall, unemployment is identified by 58% of citizens as one of the most important problems affecting Batswana. This was the most frequently stated problem by a significant margin. Read more
Batswana decry self-interest of politicians but continue to support the ruling party If elections were held in June or July 2014, the majority of Batswana would have voted for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would consolidate its position as the strongest opposition party. The coalition of... Read more
Botswana’s government performance is in decline and Batswana trust their institutions much less in 2014 Whilst the president and traditional leaders are the most trusted figures in Botswana’s institutions, other bodies are trusted much less, for example Parliament, the ruling party and opposition parties, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Read more
Results from the Afrobarometer Round 5 survey in Botswana Key findings from Afrobarometer Round 5 in Botswana. Read more