Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zambia, 2014 (ICPSR 36740)

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Thomas L. Isbell, University of Cape Town; Fison Mujenja; Victor Kanyense, University of KwaZulu-Natal/University of Natal; Mulima Nyambe

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36740.v1

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Afrobarometer Round 6: Zambia

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 Zambia, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for respondents of the Zambia survey. These "country specific questions" solicited respondents' opinions on topics such as attitudes toward Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); expectations of Members of Parliament in their constituency/term; Parliament or Constituency decisions regarding Constituency Development Funds (CDFs); primary source of news regarding deliberations in the National Assembly; domestic and institutional violence; challenges in land acquisition; rights in the sale of land; and attitudes regarding street commerce.

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.

Isbell, Thomas L., Mujenja, Fison, Kanyense, Victor, and Nyambe, Mulima. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zambia, 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-02-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36740.v1

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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

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2014
2014-10-03 -- 2014-10-31
Additional information on the Afrobarometer Survey can be found on the Afrobarometer Web site.

To gauge, analyze, and compare the social, political, and economic atmosphere in African countries.

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 Zambia aged 18 years or older.

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survey data

99.4 percent.

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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:
  • Isbell, Thomas L., Fison Mujenja, Victor Kanyense, and Mulima Nyambe. Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zambia, 2014. ICPSR36740-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-02-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36740.v1

2018-02-06 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 includes the weight variable WITHINWT that should be used in any analysis. 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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