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Afrobarometer Round 4 [electronic resource]: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Namibia, 2008

Bill Lindeke , Andrew Niikondo , Lizl Stoman , E. Gyimah-Boadi , Carolyn Logan , Michael Bratton , Robert Mattes
Format
Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2012
Edition
2012-07-24
Language
English
Series
ICPSR
ICPSR (Series)
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions.
Abstract
The Afrobarometer project was designed to collect and disseminate information regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, economic reform, civil society, and quality of life. This particular survey was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Namibia. Respondents in a face-to-face interview were asked to rate their president and the president's administration in overall performance, to state the most important issues facing their nation, and to evaluate the effectiveness of certain continental and international institutions. Opinions were gathered on the role of the government in improving the economy, whether corruption existed in local and national government, whether government officials were responsive to problems of the general population, and whether local government officials, the police, the courts, the overall criminal justice system, the National Electoral Commission, and the government broadcasting service could be trusted. Respondents were polled on their knowledge of the government, including the identification of government officials, their level of personal involvement in political, governmental, and community affairs, their participation in national elections, and the inclusiveness of the government. Economic questions addressed the past, present, and future of the country's and the respondents' economic conditions, and respondents' living conditions. In addition, opinions were sought on recent conflicts associated with political change within Namibia. Questions addressed the impact on the respondent of the violence that occurred following the December, 2007 general elections in Namibia. In addition, opinions were sought on the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Black Economic Empowerment programs, and the effect of Chinese-owned businesses on the developement of Namibia. Background variables include age, gender, ethnicity, education, religious affiliation and participation, political party affiliation, language spoken most at home, whether the respondent was the head of household, current and past employment status, whether a close friend or relative had died from AIDS, and language used in the interview. In addition, the interviewer's gender, race, and education level is provided.
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ICPSR 34008
ICPSR (Series) 34008
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