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Zambia Democratic Governance Project Political Attitudes Survey, 1993 and 1996

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Bratton, Michael (Michigan State University. Department of Political Science)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Agency for International Development. Zambia Mission
Free Keywords
attitudes; crime; democracy; economic conditions; government; life satisfaction; national economy; political issues; political participation
  • Abstract

    This survey was designed to examine the determinants of political participation in a developing democracy. The study, conducted in Zambia, was administered in 1993 and 1996. Topics covered in both years include political attitudes and interest at the local and national levels, and degree of political knowledge. Questions were asked about the frequency of discussing political matters, whether the respondent had attended a training session on the topic of citizen rights, satisfaction with work, finances, health, and life, and what role chiefs and headmen should play in governing Zambia today. Additional questions in 1993 asked if crime was a major problem and in what ways crime had affected the respondent's life. Additional questions in 1996 asked if during the last five years the respondent had contacted a chief or headman, a member of Parliament, or some other influential person, if the respondent was satisfied with the general state of the Zambian economy, and how much leisure time the respondent had in an average day. Demographic variables provided for respondents include age, gender, education, tribe affiliation, language, employment status, occupation, personal and family income, marital status, and number of children.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1993 Data
    • DS2: 1996 Data
Geographic Coverage
  • Zambia
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Eligible Zambian voters as of the date the survey was administered.
Stratified random quota sample.
Funding insitution(s): United States Agency for International Development. Zambia Mission (623-0226-A-00-3024-0).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2232 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02232.v1
  • Bratton, Michael, Alderfer, Phillip, Simutanyi, Neo. Political Participation in Zambia, 1991-1996: Trends, Determinants, and USAID Program Implications. Zambia Democratic Governance Project, Monitoring and Evaluating Studies.5, Lusaka: United States Agency for International Development. 1997.
  • Bratton, Michael, Liatto-Katundu, Beatrice. Political Culture in Zambia: A Pilot Survey. Working Papers on Political Reform in Africa.East Lansing: Michigan State University, Department of Political Science. 1994.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Bratton, Michael (1998): Zambia Democratic Governance Project Political Attitudes Survey, 1993 and 1996. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.