Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Results from the Afrobarometer Round 5 Survey in NIGERIA


What is the Afrobarometer?

The Afrobarometer (AB) is a comparative series of public opinion surveys that measure public attitudes toward democracy, governance, the economy, leadership, identity, and other related issues.

The AB is an independent, non-partisan, African-based network of researchers.

The first round of surveys took place in 1999-2001 in 12 countries.  The Network is now conducting “Round 5” surveys in up to 35 countries during 2011-2012.

Purpose: To measure popular perspectives on the social, political, and economic environments in each country where it is implemented and across Africa.

Goal: To give the public a voice in policy making processes by providing high-quality public opinion data to policy-makers, policy advocates and civil society organizations, academics, media, donors and investors, and ordinary Africans.


Country Coverage: 1999-2012

Round 1, 1999-2001, 12 countries
Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa,
     Zambia, Zimbabwe
West Africa: Ghana, Mali, Nigeria
East Africa: Tanzania, Uganda

Round 2, 2002-2003, 16 countries
Cape Verde, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal

Round 3, 2005-2006, 18 countries
Benin, Madagascar

Round 4, 2008-2009, 20 countries
Burkina Faso, Liberia

Round 5, 2011-2013, up to 35 countries
 Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Togo, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Sudan




Who is the Afrobarometer?

A Pan-African Network of survey researchers and analysts.
In each country there is a National Partner responsible for survey implementation.  In Nigeria, the National Partner is CLEEN Foundation.

Four Core Partners provide technical assistance and Network management:
Center for Democratic Development (CDD), Ghana
Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, Kenya
Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP), Benin

Two Support Units for capacity building and quality assurance
Michigan State University
University of Cape Town

Round 5 Core Funders include
DFID
SIDA
USAID
Mo Ibrahim Foundation


Nationally representative sample of adult citizens
-all respondents are randomly selected
-every adult citizen has an equal and known chance of being selected

Face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice

Standard survey instrument across all countries for comparability

The survey interviewed 2, 400 adult Nigerians; A sample of this size yields results with a margin of error of +/- 2% at a 95% confidence level.

Field work for Round 5 in Nigeria was conducted between 29th October and 30th November in 2012.

Afrobarometer’s work in Nigeria is coordinated by The CLEEN Foundation and field work was carried out by Practical Sampling International PSI.


Weighted
Un-weighted
Mean Age
Gender
Male
50%
50%
Female
50%
50%
Location
Urban
44%
44%
Rural
56%
56%
Education
None
16%
16%
Primary
15%
15%
Secondary
46%
46%
Higher
21%
21%






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