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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
Citizen views on most important problems and 2018 voting intentions Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in Zimbabwe. 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
Which direction is Zimbabwe headed? The economy, poverty and trust in leaders Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in Zimbabwe. Read more
Government fares badly on job creation but gets thumbs up for promoting opportunities for women A huge majority of adult Zimbabweans say the government is performing badly in terms of creating jobs, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. 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
A year ago, most Zimbabweans trusted Mugabe. Here’s why so many are now protesting in the streets By Kim Yi Dionne, Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She studies identity, public opinion, political behavior, and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Read more
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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

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