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Principal Investigator(s): Bratton, Michael, Michigan State University. Department of Political Science; Logan, Carolyn, Michigan State University. Department of Political Science; Muwanga, Nansozi, Makarere University. Department of Political Science and Public Administration; Sentamu, Robert, Wilsken Agencies
The Afrobarometer project was designed to assess attitudes toward democracy, markets, 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 Uganda. Respondents were asked to rate Uganda's President Museveni and his administration's overall performance, to state the most important issues facing the 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 government officials, their level of personal involvement in political, governmental, and community affairs, 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 are 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, and ease of obtaining assistance for certain services. Background variables include age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation and participation, language spoken most at home, whether respondent head of household, education, current and past employment status, whether a close friend or relative had died from AIDS, language used in interview, type of physical disability, if any, type of housing, and respondent's attitude during the interview. In addition, demographic information pertaining to the interviewer is provided, as well as their response to the interview and observations of the environment.
Series: Afrobarometer Survey Series
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Bratton, Michael, Carolyn Logan, Nansozi Muwanga, and Robert Sentamu. Afrobarometer: Round II Survey of Uganda, 2002. ICPSR04237-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-05-15. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04237.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04237.v2
This study was funded by:
- Donor Technical Group (Uganda)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: democracy, government, government performance, information sources, markets, Museveni, Yoweri, national interests, political attitudes, political change, political corruption, political participation, political systems, presidential performance, public confidence, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, standard of living, trust in government
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Citizens of Uganda aged 18 and older.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
This survey was administered in all four regions of Uganda in proportion to the relative size of each region in the national population.
To preserve respondent confidentiality, the variable DISTRICT has been recoded to "BLANKED" and variable Q82 has been topcoded at 15 in the public-use version of this collection.
In producing the full product suite of files, variables DATEINTR, STRTIME, and ENDTIME have been changed from date to string variables. As a result, they have moved from their original positions in the data file to the end of the variable list.
Additional information about the Afrobarometer Survey can be found at the Afrobarometer Web site.
The survey was conducted by Wilsken Agencies Ltd., Uganda.
Sample: National probability sample.
Weight: Weighting variable WITHINWT adjusts the distribution of the sample to take account of oversamples or undersamples with respect to region. Please refer to the codebook for more information on weighting.
Response Rates: Approximately 90 percent.
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: 2008-04-15
- 2008-05-15 Interviewer instructions, included with the question text, have been replaced or updated for q39, q74, and q75.
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