Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zambia, 2013 (ICPSR 35569)

Published: Jul 7, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
Stephen Tembo, RuralNet; 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/ICPSR35569.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 economy, civil society, and related issues. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Zambia, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Zambia survey. The "country-specific questions" include data on corruption, the Constitution, rights, and health. 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, 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.

Tembo, Stephen, Gyimah-Boadi, E., Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert, Logan, Carolyn, and Dulani, Boniface. Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zambia, 2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-07. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35569.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

District

2013

2012-01-21 -- 2012-02-02

2013-01-01 -- 2013-02-19

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

The Original P.I. Documentation lists fieldwork dates from January 21, 2012 to February 8, 2013. However, the last interview was conducted February 19, 2013, and the majority of respondents were surveyed during 2013. The Study Time Period and Collection Dates reflect dates present in the dataset, rather than those listed in the documentation.

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 Zambia aged 18 years or older.

Individual

survey data

74.9 percent

2015-07-07

2015-07-07

2015-07-07 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 a weight variable (WITHINWT) which should be used when calculating national-level statistics. Cases are weighted to account for individual selection probabilities. For additional information on weights, please see the Afrobarometer Round 5 Survey Manual.

Notes

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

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