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Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Mauritius, 2014 (ICPSR 36735)

Alternate Title:   Afrobarometer Round 6: Mauritius

Principal Investigator(s): Darga, L. Amedee


The Afrobarometer is a comparative series of public attitude surveys that collects and disseminates data regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, the economy, civil society, and related issues. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Mauritius, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Mauritius survey.

The data are collected from nationally representative samples in face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent's choice. Standard topics for the Afrobarometer include attitudes toward and evaluations of democracy, governance and economic conditions, political participation, and national identity. In addition, Round 6 surveys included special modules on taxation; tolerance; crime, conflict and insecurity; political corruption; interregional relations; perceptions of China; use of technology; and social service delivery.

The surveys also collect a large set of socio-demographic indicators such as age, gender, education level, poverty level, language and ethnicity, and religious affiliation, as well as political party affiliation. Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys were implemented in 36 countries.

Series: Afrobarometer Survey Series

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Darga, L. Amedee. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Mauritius, 2014 . ICPSR36735-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-06-15. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36735.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36735.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Department for International Development (United Kingdom)
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • World Bank

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    citizenship, corruption, democracy, economic conditions, educational system, elections, electoral reform, ethnic identity, gender, globalization, government corruption, government performance, health care services, information sources, legal systems, legislatures, living conditions, local government, national identity, national interests, police corruption, political attitudes, political change, political participation, political parties, presidential performance, public confidence, public opinion, quality of life, schools, social attitudes, social services, standard of living, taxes, trafficking, trust in government, victimization, victims, voter attitudes, voters, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Region

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Mauritius

Time Period:   

  • 2014

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-06-27--2014-07-21

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Citizens aged 18 years or older, excluding institutionalized populations.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information on the Afrobarometer Survey can be found on the Afrobarometer Web site.

The Data Collection Instrument was in French. No additional information was provided.



The Afrobarometer uses a clustered, stratified, multi-stage, area probability sample design. The sample is designed as a representative cross-section of all citizens of voting age in a given country. The goal is to give every adult citizen an equal and known chance of selection for interview. This objective is reached by (a) strictly applying random selection methods at every stage of sampling and by (b) applying sampling with probability proportionate to population size wherever possible. A randomly selected sample of 1,200 cases allows inferences to national adult populations with a margin of sampling error of no more than plus or minus 3 percent with a confidence level of 95 percent. If the sample size is increased to 2,400, the confidence interval shrinks to plus or minus 2 percent.

For more information on sampling, please refer to the sampling principles page of the Afrobarometer Web site.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data are not weighted. However, this collection contains the weight variable WITHINWT, that should be used in any analysis. This weight was created to account for individual selection probabilities.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview, paper and pencil interview (PAPI)

Response Rates:    67.9%

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2017-06-15



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