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Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of Lesotho, March-June 2000

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Gay, John (Sechaba Consultants)
  • Thuso, Green (Sechaba Consultants)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
2003-06-05
Funding Reference
  • United States Agency for International Development. Regional Center for Southern Africa
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Language
English
Free Keywords
crime; democracy; economic conditions; government performance; health care access; personal security; political attitudes; political awareness; political change; public confidence; social attitudes
Description
  • Abstract

    The Afrobarometer project assesses attitudes toward democracy, markets, and civil society in several sub-Saharan African nations. This survey of Lesotho recorded Lesotho citizens' opinions about recent political and economic changes within their country. Respondents were asked about their current satisfaction with economic conditions in Lesotho, how they currently obtained food to eat, what resources they relied on for safety, and how they obtained health care. They were also asked how often in the last 12 months they or their family had gone without food, felt unsafe in terms of crime, gone without medicine, or gone without shelter. Respondents were asked how often they attended meetings of organizations such as church groups, local self-help associations, and trade unions. Their opinions were elicited on who they felt was responsible for providing schools, creating jobs, building houses, and reducing crime. They were asked what came to mind with the word "democracy" and whether they could identify their country's Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, District Development Committee member, or their representative on the community or urban council. Respondents were also asked how often they got news from such sources as radio, television, or newspapers and how closely they followed what was going on in government and public affairs. Respondents were asked to rate the way the country was governed under the military government, the current system of government with regular elections in which everyone can vote and there are at least two political parties, and the political system of the country as they expected it to be in ten years time. They were asked how interested they felt the Prime Minister was in what happened to them, how much of the time they could trust the Prime Minister, and their overall approval of the Prime Minister. Respondents were asked the same questions regarding Parliament and local government. In addition, those polled were asked about their awareness of the government's Structural Adjustment Programme and the effect it had on the way they lived their lives. They were also asked if they participated in such activities as the 1998 national elections, attending an election rally, or writing a letter to a newspaper. Demographic information was elicited from respondents, including age, language spoken, education, and employment status.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-03 / 2000-06
    Time period: 2000-03--2000-06
  • 2000-03 / 2000-06
    Collection date: 2000-03--2000-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Global
  • Lesotho
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Lesotho aged 18 years and older.
Sampling
Multistage, clustered, random probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • Produced by Sechaba Consultants, Lesotho, 2000.

Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Agency for International Development. Regional Center for Southern Africa (690-G-00-02-00254-00 (USAID/RCSA). Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (1935-218139(SIDA)).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3568 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Cho, Wonbin, Bratton, Michael. Electoral institutions, partisan status, and political support in Lesotho. Electoral Studies.25, (4), 731-750.2006.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.electstud.2005.12.001 (DOI)
  • Ishiyama, John, Fox, Krystal. What affects the strength of partisan identity in sub-Saharan Africa?. Southeastern Political Review.34, (4), 748-773.2006.
  • Leysens, Anthony J.. Social forces in Southern Africa: transformation from below?. Journal of Modern African Studies.44, (1), 31 -2006.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0022278X05001400 (DOI)
  • Cho, Wonbin, Bratton, Michael. Electoral Institutions, Partisan Status, and Political Support: A Natural Experiment from Lesotho. Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 49.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/AfropaperNo49.pdf (URL)
  • Kuenzi, Michelle, Lambright, Gina. Who Votes in Africa? An Examination of Electoral Turnout in 10 African Countries. Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 51.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/papers/AfropaperNo51.pdf (URL)
  • (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.
  • Cho, Wonbin. Political Institutions and Satisfaction with Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 39.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/AfropaperNo39-2.pdf (URL)
  • Leysens, Anthony J.. Marginalisation in Southern Africa: Transformation from Below?. Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 37.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/AfropaperNo37.pdf (URL)
  • Mattes, Robert. Understanding Identity in Africa: A First Cut. Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 38.. 2004.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo38.pdf (URL)
  • (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)
  • (author unknown). Poverty, Poverty Measurement, and Democracy in Southern Africa. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 4.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/AfrobriefNo4.pdf (URL)
  • Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert. Support for economic reform? Popular attitudes in Southern Africa. World Development.31, (2), 303-323.2003.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0305-750X(02)00194-8 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • Mattes, Robert, Bratton, Michael, Davids, Yul Derek. Poverty, Survival and Democracy in Southern Africa. Afrobarometer Paper No. 23.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/AfropaperNo23.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.
  • Whiteside, Alan, Mattes, Robert, Willan, Samantha, Manning, Ryann. Examining HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa Through the Eyes of Ordinary Southern Africans. Afrobarometer Paper No. 21.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/AfropaperNo21.pdf (URL)
  • Bratton, Michael, Mattes, Robert. Popular Economic Values and Economic Reform in Southern Africa. Afrobarometer Paper No. 10.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, Michigan State University. 2001.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo10.pdf (URL)
  • Gay, John, Green, Thuso. Citizen Perceptions of Democracy, Governance, and Political Crisis in Lesotho. Afrobarometer Paper No. 13.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Dvelopment, Michigan State University. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo13.pdf (URL)

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

Gay, John; Thuso, Green (2003): Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of Lesotho, March-June 2000. Version 1. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03568.v1