Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Namibia, 2012 (ICPSR 35559)

Published: Jul 30, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
Bill Lindeke, Institute for Public Policy Research (United Kingdom); Andrew Niikondo, Institute for Public Policy Research (United Kingdom); E. Gyimah-Boadi, Ghana Center for Democratic Development; Michael Bratton, Michigan State University; Robert Mattes, Institute for Democracy in South Africa; Carolyn Logan, Michigan State University; Boniface Dulani, University of Malawi

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35559.v1

Version V1

The Afrobarometer is a comparative series of public attitude surveys that collects and disseminates data regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, the economic, civil society, and related issues. The data is 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, national identity, and social capital. In addition, Round 5 surveys included special modules on taxation; gender issues; crime, conflict and insecurity; globalization; and social service delivery. 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 5 surveys were implemented in 35 countries. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Namibia, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Namibia survey.

Lindeke, Bill, Niikondo, Andrew, Gyimah-Boadi, E., Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert, Logan, Carolyn, and Dulani, Boniface. Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Namibia, 2012. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35559.v1

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Department for International Development (United Kingdom)

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

World Bank

United States Agency for International Development

Region

2012-11-19 -- 2012-12-18

2012-11-19 -- 2012-12-18

Additional information about the Afrobarometer Survey can be found at 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.

Cross-sectional

Citizens of Namibia aged 18 years or older.

Individual

survey data

74.3 percent

2015-07-30

2015-07-30

2015-07-30 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.

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

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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