Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Burundi, 2014 (ICPSR 36645)

Published: Aug 24, 2017

Principal Investigator(s):
Christophe Sebudandi, Groupe de Recherche et d'Appui au Developpement des Initiatives; Alain Ndikumana, Groupe de Recherche et d'Appui au Developpement des Initiatives Democratiques; Robert Mattes, University of Cape Town; E. Gyimah-Boadi, Ghana Center for Democratic Development; Michael Bratton, Michigan State University


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Afrobarometer Round 6: Burundi

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 Burundi, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Burundi survey.

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, and national identity. In addition, Round 6 surveys included special modules on taxation; tolerance; crime, conflict, and insecurity; political corruption; interregional relations; perceptions of China; use of technology; and social service delivery. Questions specific to Burundi addressed several topics, including opinions on the judiciary, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Commission on Land and Other Assets, and the pre-election context.

These surveys also collect a large set of socio-demographic indicators such as age, gender, education level, poverty level, language and ethnicity, religious affiliation, employment status and occupation, and housing. In addition, the interviewer's gender, race, and education level is provided. Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys were implemented in 36 countries.

Sebudandi, Christophe, Ndikumana, Alain, Mattes, Robert, Gyimah-Boadi, E., and Bratton, Michael. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Burundi, 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-08-24.

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Additional information is available on the Afrobarometer website.

This collection contains open ended responses in French. Foreign language characters are present in the data. No additional information was provided.

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. This objective is reached by (a) strictly applying random selection methods at every stage of sampling and b (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.

For additional information on sampling, please refer to the sampling principles page of the Additional information is available on the Afrobarometer website.


Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Citizens of Burundi who are 18 years and older


survey data




2017-08-24 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 contains the weight variable WITHINWT, that should be used in any analysis. This weight was created to account for individual selection probabilities.


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

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