Afrobarometer Round 4.5.1: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Uganda, 2010 (ICPSR 36211)

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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

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The Afrobarometer project was designed to collect and disseminate information regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, economic reform, civil society, and quality of life. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Uganda. Respondents in a face-to-face interview were asked to rate their president and the president's administration in overall performance, to state the most important issues facing their nation, and to evaluate the effectiveness of certain continental and international institutions. Opinions were gathered on political parties, 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, and the electoral commission could be trusted. Additionally, respondents were polled about upcoming and past elections, the fairness and legality of elections, election outcomes, and threats, bribes and violence related to campaigns and elections. Economic questions addressed the past, present, and future of the country's and the respondents' living conditions. Demographic variables include age, gender, ethnicity, education, religious affiliation, language spoke most at home, whether the respondent was the head of the household, current and past employment status, and language used in interview.

Gyimah-Boadi, E., Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert, Logan, Carolyn, and Dulani, Boniface. Afrobarometer Round 4.5.1: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Uganda, 2010. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-03-31. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36211.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

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2010
2010-11-18 -- 2010-12-06

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

To gauge, analyze, and compare the social, political, and economic atmospheres in Uganda.

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.

Cross-sectional

Citizens of Uganda aged 18 years or older.

Individual
survey data

2016-03-31

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Gyimah-Boadi, E., Michael Bratton, Robert Mattes, Carolyn Logan, and Boniface Dulani. Afrobarometer Round 4.5.1: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Uganda, 2010. ICPSR36211-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-03-31. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36211.v1

2016-03-31 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 variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.

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.

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

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