Do East Africans still want a free media? Afrobarometer finds weakening popular support Popular support for a free news media has declined significantly in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania – three countries currently making headlines for government attempts to limit press freedom. Read more
WP181: Do electoral systems affect how citizens hold their government accountable? Evidence from Africa Does proportional representation encourage citizen protests? Evidence from Africa. Read more
WP180: Police-citizen interaction in Africa: An exploration of factors that influence victims’ reporting of crimes Why do so many crime victims in Africa not report to the police? It’s less about trust and more about access. Read more
WP179: Electricity provision and tax mobilization in Africa How reliable electricity in Africa could jump-start tax compliance – and pay for itself. Read more
AD196: Who’s watching? Voters seen as key in holding elected officials accountable Checks on presidential power: African citizens see important roles for voters, Parliament, courts, media Read more
AD188: Distincts mais compatibles? Islam et démocratie dans cinq pays d'Afrique du Nord À travers 5 pays nord-africains, la plupart des citoyens affirment que la démocratie ne s’oppose pas à l’Islam et que les non-Musulmans devraient avoir les mêmes droits politiques que les Musulmans. Read more
Radio remains the most-used source of news in many African countries Despite audience gains for television and digital media, radio is still by far the most frequent information source for Africans, a new Afrobarometer analysis suggests. 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
WP177: One team, one nation: Football, ethnic identity, and conflict in Africa How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more
WP176: The autocratic trust bias: Politically sensitive survey items and self-censorship The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more