Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Togo, 2014 (ICPSR 36730)

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Moussa P. Blimpo; Ezéchiel Djallo; Hervé Akinocho; Ekoutiamé Ahlin; Atabanam Simbou


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Afrobarometer Round 6: Togo

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

The data were 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. The surveys for Togo included specific questions about national issues, the Togolese diaspora, decentralization, and the confidence in the electoral process.

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 6 surveys were implemented in 36 countries.

Blimpo, Moussa P., Djallo, Ezéchiel, Akinocho, Hervé, Ahlin, Ekoutiamé, and Simbou, Atabanam. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Togo, 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-08-10.

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Department for International Development (United Kingdom), United States Agency for International Development, World Bank
African studies   citizenship   corruption   democracy   economic change   economic conditions   educational system   elections   ethnic identity   gender   globalization   government   government corruption   government performance   health care services   information sources   legal systems   legislatures   living conditions   local government   national identity   national interests   opinions   police   police corruption   political attitudes   political change   political participation   political parties   presidential performance   presidents   public opinion   quality of life   social attitudes   social services   standard of living   taxes   tolerance   trust in government   victimization   violence   voter attitudes   voters   voting behavior


Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2014-10-12 -- 2014-10-24

This collection contains string variable responses in French. No additional information was provided.

Additional information on the Afrobarometer Survey can be found on the Afrobarometer Website.

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.


Citizens of Togo who are 18 years and older

survey data

The response rate for the Togo study was 61.80%.


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:
  • Blimpo, Moussa P., Ezéchiel Djallo, Hervé Akinocho, Ekoutiamé Ahlin, and Atabanam Simbou. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Togo, 2014. ICPSR36730-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-08-10.

2017-08-10 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 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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