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Zimbabweans trust the army, but don't want to be ruled by the army, support democracy Zimbabwe’s political crisis will play out against a backdrop of substantial public trust in the army but a clear rejection of military rule in favour of democracy. Read more
Opposition and the uncommitted support grand opposition coalition idea in Zimbabwe The widely-discussed idea of a grand coalition of Zimbabwe’s opposition parties to improve their chances of defeating the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) in next year’s elections has powerful support among partisans of... Read more
Zimbabweans place most trust in religious leaders, NGOs and President Mugabe Almost three-fourths of adult Zimbabweans trust religious leaders and non-governmental organisations the most in the country. Read more
Zimbabweans pessimistic about country’s overall direction A majority of Zimbabweans are pessimistic about the overall direction that the country is according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
The President’s approval rating remains high, despite rising pessimism about Zimbabwe’s economic conditions A majority of Zimbabweans view their personal living conditions as “fairly bad” or “very bad”, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey in Zimbabwe. Read more
Trust in the President of Zimbabwe increases despite a challenging political and economic environment A majority of Zimbabweans (63%) say that they trust their president “somewhat” or “a lot”. Read more
Zimbabwe’s opposition distrusted, does not offer viable policy options Trust in political opposition parties in Zimbabwe is considerably low, with just over one third of the adult population asserting that they trust opposition political parties. This is according to the results of the most recent Afrobarometer public... Read more
Zimbabwe is going in the wrong direction; but whilst public approval of MPs and councillors’ performance tumbles, approval of President Mugabe’s leadership remains steady Despite most Zimbabweans expressing discontent with the overall direction of the country, in terms of its deteriorating economic performance as well as rising corruption, the majority still approve of President Robert Mugabe’s leadership performance. His... Read more
Zimbabweans feel corruption is on the increase but fear reporting over possible consequences The latest Afrobarometer survey shows that a majority of adult Zimbabweans believe the level of corruption in the country has increased over the past year. Coupled with this is the public sentiment by a large majority that the Government is doing poorly... Read more
China has most influence on Zimbabwe but its development model is not the best Just over half of Zimbabweans think that China has the most influence on Zimbabwe compared to that of other countries and international organisations. Nearly half also feel that China’s economic and political influence on Zimbabwe is mostly positive.... Read more

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