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The Resource Afrobarometer Round 4 : The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009, Michael Bratton, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Robert Mattes, (electronic resource)

Afrobarometer Round 4 : The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009, Michael Bratton, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Robert Mattes, (electronic resource)

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Afrobarometer Round 4 : The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009
Title
Afrobarometer Round 4
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The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009
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Michael Bratton, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Robert Mattes
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Language
eng
Summary
The Afrobarometer project was designed to assess attitudes toward democracy, governance, economic reform, quality of life, and civil society in several Sub-Saharan African nations, and to track the evolution of such attitudes in those nations over time. This particular survey was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of 20 countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Respondents in a face-to-face interview were asked to rate their presidents and the presidents' administration's overall performance, to state the most important issues facing their nation, and to evaluate the effectiveness of certain continental and international institutions. Opinions were gathered on the role of the government in improving the economy, whether corruption existed in local and national government, whether government officials were responsive to problems of the general population, and whether local government officials, the police, the courts, the overall criminal justice system, the media, the National Electoral Commission, and the government broadcasting service could be trusted. Respondents were polled on their knowledge of the government, including the identification of government officials, their level of personal involvement in political, governmental, and community affairs, their participation in national elections, the inclusiveness of the government, and the identification of causes of conflict and resources which may aid in the resolution of conflict. Economic questions addressed the past, present, and future of the country's and the respondent's economic condition, and whether great income disparities were fair. Societal questions were asked of respondents concerning the meaning of being "poor" and "rich", monetary support systems, personal responsibility for success or failure, characteristics used in self-identification, methods for securing food, water, schooling, medical services, news and information, the ease of obtaining assistance for certain services, and whether problems existed with school and the local public clinic or hospital. Background variables include age, gender, ethnicity, education, religious affiliation and participation, political party affiliation, language spoken most at home, whether the respondent was the head of household, current and past employment status, whether a close friend or relative had died from AIDS, language used in interview, and type of physical disability, if any. In addition, demographic information pertaining to the interviewer is provided, as well as their response to the interview and their observations of the respondent's attitude during the interview and of the interview environment. Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33701.v1
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  • Bratton, Michael
  • Gyimah-Boadi, Emmanuel
  • Mattes, Robert B
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
33701
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  • social attitudes
  • standard of living
  • trust in government
  • democracy
  • economic conditions
  • government
  • government performance
  • information sources
  • markets
  • national interests
  • political attitudes
  • political change
  • political corruption
  • political participation
  • political systems
  • presidential performance
  • presidents
  • public confidence
  • public opinion
  • quality of life
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Afrobarometer Round 4 : The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009, Michael Bratton, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Robert Mattes, (electronic resource)
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Control code
ICPSR33701
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Edition
2012-09-13.
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online resource.
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
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Afrobarometer Round 4 : The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009, Michael Bratton, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Robert Mattes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2013-01-02
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Control code
ICPSR33701
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2012-09-13.
Extent
online resource.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MiAaI)ICPSR33701
Type of computer file
Numeric.

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