Afrobarometer: Round II Survey of Mali, 2002 (ICPSR 4418)

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Massa Coulibaly, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Appliquee et Theorique (GREAT)


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The Afrobarometer project was designed to assess attitudes toward democracy, markets, and civil society in several sub-Saharan African nations, and to track the evolution of such attitudes in those nations over time. This particular survey was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Mali. Respondents were asked their opinion about recent political and economic changes within their country, their satisfaction with current economic conditions in Mali, how they currently obtained food to eat, what resources they relied on for safety, and how they obtained health care. They were also asked how often in the last 12 months they or their family had gone without food, felt unsafe in terms of crime, gone without medicine, or gone without shelter. Respondents were asked how often they attended meetings of organizations such as church groups, local self-help associations, and trade unions. Their opinions were elicited on who they felt was responsible for providing schools, creating jobs, building houses, and reducing crime. They were asked what came to mind with the word "democracy" and whether they could identify their country's prime minister, minister of finance, district development committee member, or their representative on the community or urban council. Respondents were also asked how often they obtained news from such sources as radio, television, or newspapers and how closely they followed what was going on in government and public affairs. Respondents were asked to rate the way the country was governed while under the military government, during the current system of government (with regular elections in which everyone can vote and there are at least two political parties), and under the political system of the country as they expected it to be in ten years time. They were asked how interested they felt the prime minister was in what happened to them, how much of the time they could trust the prime minister, and their overall approval of the prime minister. Respondents were asked the same questions regarding Parliament and local government. In addition, those polled were asked about their awareness of the government's structural adjustment program and the effect it had on the way they lived their lives. They were also asked if they participated in such activities as the national elections, attending election rallies, or writing letters to newspapers. Demographic information was elicited from respondents, including age, language spoken, education, and employment status.

Coulibaly, Massa. Afrobarometer: Round II Survey of Mali, 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-09-06.

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2002-10-25 -- 2002-11-23
2002-10-25 -- 2002-11-23
(1) Additional information on Afrobarometer research projects is provided on the Afrobarometer Web site. (2) The data and documentation for this study are in French. No English version has been provided.

Multistage, clustered, random probability sample.

Citizens of Mali aged 18 years and older.

survey data

The rate of response was 91.6 percent.


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:
  • Coulibaly, Massa. AFROBAROMETER: ROUND II SURVEY OF MALI, 2002. ICPSR04418-v1. Bamako, Mali: Groupe de Recherche en Economie Appliquee et Theorique (GREAT) [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-09-06.


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