Zambia Democratic Governance Project Political Attitudes Survey, 1993 and 1996 (ICPSR 2232)

Published: Apr 6, 1998

Principal Investigator(s):
Michael Bratton, Michigan State University. Department of Political Science

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This survey was designed to examine the determinants of political participation in a developing democracy. The study, conducted in Zambia, was administered in 1993 and 1996. Topics covered in both years include political attitudes and interest at the local and national levels, and degree of political knowledge. Questions were asked about the frequency of discussing political matters, whether the respondent had attended a training session on the topic of citizen rights, satisfaction with work, finances, health, and life, and what role chiefs and headmen should play in governing Zambia today. Additional questions in 1993 asked if crime was a major problem and in what ways crime had affected the respondent's life. Additional questions in 1996 asked if during the last five years the respondent had contacted a chief or headman, a member of Parliament, or some other influential person, if the respondent was satisfied with the general state of the Zambian economy, and how much leisure time the respondent had in an average day. Demographic variables provided for respondents include age, gender, education, tribe affiliation, language, employment status, occupation, personal and family income, marital status, and number of children.

Bratton, Michael. Zambia Democratic Governance Project Political Attitudes Survey, 1993 and 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998-04-06.

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United States Agency for International Development. Zambia Mission (623-0226-A-00-3024-0)

Stratified random quota sample.

Eligible Zambian voters as of the date the survey was administered.

personal interviews

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