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Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Niger, 2013 (ICPSR 35560)

Principal Investigator(s): Moumouni, Adamou, Laboratory of Studies and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development (Africa); Gyimah-Boadi, E., Ghana Center for Democratic Development; Bratton, Michael, Michigan State University; Mattes, Robert, Institute for Democracy in South Africa; Logan, Carolyn, Michigan State University; Dulani, Boniface, University of Malawi

Summary:

The Afrobarometer project was designed to collect and disseminate information regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, economic reform, civil society,and quality of life. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Niger. Respondents in a face-to-face interview were asked to rate their president and the president's administration in 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, and the electoral commission could be trusted. Additionally, respondents were polled about mandated requirements for government representatives, military involvement in foreign affairs, distribution of mining resources, and ethnic group composition of government representation. Economic questions addressed the past, present, and future of the country's and the respondents' living conditions. Background variables include age, gender, ethnicity, education, religious affiliation, language spoke most at home, whether the respondent was the head of the household, current and past employment status, and language used in interview.

Series: Afrobarometer Survey Series

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Moumouni, Adamou, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, Carolyn Logan, and Boniface Dulani. Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Niger, 2013. ICPSR35560-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35560.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35560.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    corruption, democracy, economic conditions, government, government performance, information sources, legislatures, living conditions, local government, national interests, police, political attitudes, political participation, presidential performance, presidents, public confidence, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, social services, standard of living, taxes, trust in government

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Department

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Niger

Time Period:   

  • 2013-03-31--2013-04-15

Date of Collection:   

  • 2013-03-31--2013-04-15

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Citizens of Niger aged 18 years or older.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about the Afrobarometer Survey can be found at the Afrobarometer Web site.

This collection contains variable and value labels in French. In addition, the Original P.I. Documentation and Data Collection Instrument are only available in French.

Methodology

Study Purpose:    To gauge, analyze, and compare the social, political, and economic atmosphere in African countries.

Sample:    The Afrobarometer uses a clustered, stratified, multi-stage, area probability sample design. The sample is designed as a representative cross-sectionof 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.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

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

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

Response Rates:    88.1 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:

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

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Original ICPSR Release:   2015-08-13

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