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Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Tanzania, 2014 (ICPSR 36731)

Alternate Title:   Afrobarometer Round 6: Tanzania

Principal Investigator(s): Aiko, Rose; Mwombela, Stephen; Jahari, Cornel


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 Tanzania, and also includes a number of country-specific questions designed specifically for the Tanzania survey.

The data are collected from nationally representative samples in face-to-face interviews. Standard topics for the Afrobarometer include attitudes toward and evaluations of democracy, governance and economic conditions, political participation, national identity, and social capital. In addition, Round 6 surveys included special modules on taxation; gender issues; crime, conflict and insecurity; globalization; and social service delivery. Country-specific topics for Tanzania include a series of questions about the 2012-2013 Constitution Review Consultation Process, the education system, local government performance, and the influence of powerful people on police.

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

Series: Afrobarometer Survey Series

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Aiko, Rose, Stephen Mwombela, and Cornel Jahari. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Tanzania, 2014. ICPSR36731-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-05-01. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36731.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36731.v1

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    bribery, citizenship, constitutional change, corruption, democracy, economic conditions, educational system, elections, government, government performance, information sources, living conditions, local government, political attitudes, political change, political participation, political parties, presidential performance, presidents, public opinion, quality of life, religion, social attitudes, social services, standard of living, taxes, trust in government, voter attitudes

Smallest Geographic Unit:    District

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Tanzania

Time Period:   

  • 2014

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-08-26--2014-10-19

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Citizens of Tanzania who are 18 years or older

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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



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.

Please refer to the Afrobarometer Sampling Principles Web site for additional sampling information.

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

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:    74.6%

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:   2017-05-01



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