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Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of Ghana, July 1999

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Bratton, Michael (Michigan State University)
  • Lewis, Peter (American University)
  • Gyimah-Boadi, E. (University of Ghana-Legon)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
2002-12-09
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
  • United States Agency for International Development. Ghana Mission
Language
English
Free Keywords
economic conditions; government; markets; national interests; political attitudes; political change; political participation; political systems; public opinion; social attitudes
Description
  • Abstract

    The Afrobarometer is a research instrument that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. This Afrobarometer survey was designed to assess attitudes toward democracy and government in Ghana. Respondents from different regions of the country were interviewed, and the languages spoken were noted. Regions of Ghana covered by the survey included the Greater Accra, Volta, Northern, Brong-Ahafo, Ashanti, Western, Eastern, Central, Upper East, and Upper West regions. Languages spoken included Akan, Ewe, Hausa, Guan, Mossi, and others for a total count of 43 languages. Most of the survey dealt with viewpoints regarding different aspects of government in Ghana, including attitudes toward the old regiment, political life and membership in organizations, the meaning of the word "democracy," trustworthiness of the government, responsibility of the government toward its citizens, and knowledge and opinions of the Economic Recovery Program (ERP). Additional data were gathered on modernization of the family dwelling, literacy in English, and educational attainment. Information was also elicited on whether the respondent was a registered voter, how secure he or she felt in the community, and how the respondent viewed the December 1996 election in Ghana. Background information on respondents includes gender, age, and number of adults in each household (aged over 18 years).
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1999-07
  • Collection date: 1999-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Ghana aged 18 years and older.
Sampling
Multistage, clustered, random probability sampling design.
Collection Mode
  • This Afrobarometer survey was conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Survey Teams in conjunction with Michigan State University. Additional information on Afrobarometer research projects is provided on the Afrobarometer Web site at http://www.afrobarometer.org.

Note
Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (NSF: SBR 9729684). United States Agency for International Development. Ghana Mission (USAID: 641-G-00-99-00294).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3291 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Ishiyama, John, Fox, Krystal. What affects the strength of partisan identity in sub-Saharan Africa?. Southeastern Political Review.34, (4), 748-773.2006.
  • (author unknown). Despite Reforms, Dissatisfaction Persists with Economic Conditions in Ghana. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 29.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2005.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/Briefing%20Papers/AfrobriefNo19.pdf (URL)
  • (author unknown). Sustained Support for Democracy in Ghana. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 18.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2005.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/Briefing%20Papers/AfrobriefNo18.pdf (URL)
  • Youde, Jeremy. Economics and government popularity in Ghana. Electoral Studies.24, (1), 1-16.2005.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.electstud.2004.02.003 (DOI)
  • (author unknown). Africa's Unemployment Crisis: Evolving Public Attitudes. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 10.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2004.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfrobriefNo10.pdf (URL)
  • (author unknown). Democracy and Electoral Alternation: Evolving African Attitudes. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 9.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2004.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfrobriefNo9.pdf (URL)
  • (author unknown). Lived Poverty in Africa: Desperation, Hope and Patience. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 11.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2004.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfrobriefNo11.pdf (URL)
  • Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert B., Gyimah-Boadi, Emmanuel. Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2004.
  • (author unknown). Freedom of Speech, Media Exposure, and the Defense of a Free Press in Africa. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 7.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2003.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfrobriefNo7.pdf (URL)
  • Gay, John. Development as Freedom: A Virtuous Circle?. Afrobarometer Paper No. 29.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2003.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo29.pdf (URL)
  • Mattes, Robert, Bratton, Michael. Learning About Democracy in Africa: Awareness, Performance, and Experience. Afrobarometer Paper No. 31.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2003.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo31-version3b.pdf (URL)
  • Norris, Pippa, Mattes, Robert. Does Ethnicity Determine Support for the Governing Party?. Afrobarometer Paper No. 26.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2003.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo26.pdf (URL)
  • (author unknown). Key Findings on Public Opinion in Africa. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 1.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2002.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfrobriefNo1.pdf (URL)
  • Bratton, Michael. Wide but Shallow: Popular Support for Democracy in Africa. Afrobarometer Paper No. 19.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2002.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo19.pdf (URL)
  • Swarns, Rachel L., Onishi, Norimitsu. Africa Creeps Along Path to Democracy. New York Times.1.1 -2002.
  • Temin, Jonathan, Smith, Daniel A.. Media matters: Evaluating the role of the media in Ghana's 2000 elections. African Affairs.405, 585-605.2002.
    • ID: 10.1093/afraf/101.405.585 (DOI)
  • Bratton, Michael, Lewis, Peter, Gyimah-Boadi, E.. Constituencies for Reform in Ghana. Journal of Modern African Studies.39, (2), 231-259.2001.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0022278X01003603 (DOI)
  • Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert. Africans' surprising universalism. Journal of Democracy.12, (1), 107-121.2001.
    • ID: 10.1353/jod.2001.0002 (DOI)
  • Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert. Democratic and Market Reforms in Africa: What 'The People' Say. Afrobarometer Paper No. 5.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo5.pdf (URL)
  • Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert. Support for Democracy in Africa: Intrinsic or Instrumental?. Afrobarometer Paper No. 1.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo1.pdf (URL)
  • Bratton, Michael, Lewis, Peter, Boadi, E. Gyimah. Attitudes to Democracy and Markets in Ghana. Afrobarometer Paper No. 2.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and Michigan State University. 1999.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo2.pdf (URL)

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

Bratton, Michael; Lewis, Peter; Gyimah-Boadi, E. (2002): Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of Ghana, July 1999. Version 1. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03291.v1