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Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Niger, 2015 (ICPSR 36725)

Alternate Title:   Afrobarometer Round 6: Niger

Principal Investigator(s): Adamou, Moumouni, Laboratory of Studies and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development (Africa); Seyni Amadou, Toumane


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 Niger, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Niger 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. Questions specific to Nigerien respondents included understanding of roles of the government and citizenry in a democracy, political activity and affiliation, motivations for and strategies against joining terrorist/fundamentalist organizations, and the freedom of political expression in Niger.

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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Adamou, Moumouni, and Toumane Seyni Amadou. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Niger, 2015. ICPSR36725-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-08-11. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36725.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36725.v1

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    African studies, citizenship, corruption, democracy, economic conditions, elections, ethnic identity, globalization, government, government corruption, government performance, government regulation, health care services, information sources, legal systems, legislatures, living conditions, local government, national identity, national interests, opinions, police, police corruption, political attitudes, political change, political participation, political parties, presidential performance, presidents, public confidence, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, social services, standard of living, taxes, terrorism, tolerance, trust in government, voter attitudes, voters, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Region

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Niger

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Citizens of Niger aged 18 years or older.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This collection was gathered using a French language questionnaire and string responses are in the original French.

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


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


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 Afrobarometer webpages on sampling principles.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional , Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

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:    87.9 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:   2017-08-11



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