Liberians hold gloomy views on the economy and the country’s direction, Afrobarometer survey shows

Governance

Liberians generally hold gloomy views of the direction of the country, the country’s economic condition, and their personal living conditions, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

An overwhelming majority – almost twice as many as in 2012 – say the country is going in “the wrong direction,” and only one-fourth of citizens assess the country’s economic condition as “fairly” or “very” good.

Fewer than half describe their personal living conditions as at least “fairly good.”

The study shows that negative assessments of the country’s overall direction and economic condition increased with individuals’ experience of poverty.