Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Egypt, 2015 (ICPSR 36682)

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Adel Sultan; Hicham Jaafar

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Afrobarometer Round 6: Egypt

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. 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.

This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Egypt, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Egypt survey. These "country-specific questions" solicited respondents' opinions on topics such as trust in the government in power, corruption of the officials in the presidency and court officials, policy differences between the ruling and opposition parties, the impact of the Arab Spring, and terrorist activity in Egypt.

The surveys also collect a large set of socio-demographic indicators such as age, gender, education level, poverty level, language, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and political party affiliation. Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys were implemented in 36 countries.

Sultan, Adel, and Jaafar, Hicham. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Egypt, 2015. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-12-15. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36682.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
2015
2015-06-12 -- 2015-07-04
Additional information on the Afrobarometer Survey can be found on 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.

For more information on sampling, please refer to the Sampling Principles page of the Afrobarometer website.

Cross-sectional

Citizens of Egypt aged 18 years or older, excluding institutionalized populations.

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survey data

The response rate for the survey in Egypt was 65.6%.

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2017-12-15

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:
  • Sultan, Adel, and Hicham Jaafar. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Egypt, 2015. ICPSR36682-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-12-15. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36682.v1

2017-12-15 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:

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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.

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

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