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Afrobarometer: Round II Survey of Cape Verde, 2002 (ICPSR 4232)

Principal Investigator(s): Ames, Barry, University of Pittsburgh; Renno, Lucio, University of Pittsburgh; Rodrigues, Francisco, Afrosondagem


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 Cape Verde. Respondents were asked to rate Cape Verde's President Pires 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, education, religious affiliation and participation, political party affiliation, language spoken most at home, whether the respondent was the head of household, number of children under 18 in household, type of housing, household income, current and past employment status, whether a close friend or relative had died from AIDS, language used in interview, type of physical disability, and if any. In addition, demographic information pertaining to the interviewer is provided, as well as their response to the interview and observations of respondent's attitude during the interview and of the environment.

Series: Afrobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Ames, Barry, Lucio Renno, and Francisco Rodrigues. Afrobarometer: Round II Survey of Cape Verde, 2002. ICPSR04232-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-06-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04232.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04232.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal)
  • Michigan State University (61-9829)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    democracy, economic conditions, government, government performance, information sources, markets, national interests, Pires, Pedro Verona, 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

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Cape Verde, Global

Time Period:   

  • 2002-06-03--2002-06-14

Date of Collection:   

  • 2002-06-03--2002-06-14

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of Cape Verde aged 18 and older.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This survey was administered in all four islands of Cape Verde in proportion to the relative size of each region in the national population. (2) To preserve respondent confidentiality, the variables CONCELHO and TOWN has been recoded to '9999' "BLANKED", variable ZONA has been recoded to "BLANKED", variable Q80 has been top coded at 80, and variable Q82 has been top coded at 15 in the public-use version of this collection. (3) The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many African languages. (4) 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. (5) Additional information on Afrobarometer research projects is provided on the Afrobarometer Web site.


Sample:    National probability sample.

Weight:    Weighting variable, ISLANDWT, was used to correct for in-country over- or under-samples relative to the population distribution across Cape Verde's four islands. 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-11-04

Version History:

  • 2008-06-18 The data and documentation have been resupplied by the data producer. The SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, Stata system file, and ICPSR codebook have been updated. Also, the SPSS portable file has been replaced with an SPSS system file, the SAS transport (XPORT) file has been replaced with a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file has been added.

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