Survey of Botswana Political Participation, 1970: Mass Sample (ICPSR 7362)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
John D. Holm

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This study is part of a larger investigation that focused on political awareness and participation in Botswana. Three separate surveys were conducted, with an elite sample (SURVEY OF BOTSWANA POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, 1970: ELITE SAMPLE [ICPSR 7350]), a sample of the adult population (the present study), and a sample of secondary school students (SURVEY OF BOTSWANA POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, 1970: SECONDARY SCHOOL SAMPLE [ICPSR 7351]). The questionnaire elicited views on the structure of local and national decision-making processes and the relationship between traditional (tribal) and modern (elected) loci of power. Variables assessed respondents' perceptions of the power structure, their participation in local politics and other decision-making processes, their political knowledge, and views of community cohesion. Demographic data include sex, age, religion, level of education, tribal affiliation, intra-tribal class, media usage, travel experience, and source of livelihood.

Holm, John D. Survey of Botswana Political Participation, 1970: Mass Sample. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1970-08 -- 1970-09

A representative sample of the adult population was selected by a stratified area probability method, designed to fill quotas of demographic characteristics such as geographic location, tribal affiliation, and means of livelihood.

Population of Botswana, aged 20 and older.

personal interviews

survey data




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