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More Batswana are turning to social media – for better and for worse Social-media use in Botswana has doubled over the past five years despite considerable misgivings about some of its possible negative effects, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Batswana oppose letting politicians and senior civil servants participate in public tenders Concerned about corruption, Batswana overwhelmingly say that politicians and senior civil servants should be barred from participating in public tenders, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
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
AD337: Batswana say traditional leaders strengthen democracy – but should stay out of politics Batswana say traditional leaders strengthen democracy – but should stay out of politics. Read more
AD318: Batswana report improving gender equality and approve of government efforts In Botswana, more women than men say it is easy to access basic public services. Both women and men say they are generally treated with respect by public officials. Read more
AD264: Amidst drought, only half of Batswana are aware of climate change Little-known climate change: Amidst drought, only half of Batswana are aware of climate change. Read more
AD230: Citizen engagement in Botswana: Beyond voting, how much interest in participation? Democratic participation in Botswana: Most citizens say they vote in elections and attend community meetings, but interest in public affairs is declining. Read more
AD228: Batswana support democracy, but satisfaction and perceived freedom of speech decline Batswana support democracy, but satisfaction and perceived freedom of speech decline. Read more
AD184: Unemployment mars favourable assessment of Batswana government performance Most important problem’ mars positive marks for government performance in Botswana. Read more
Botswana summary of results (2017) Afrobarometer Round 7: Survey in Botswana, 2017. Read more

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