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Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of South Africa, July-August 2000

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Mattes, Robert (Institute for Democracy in South Africa)
  • Davids, Yul Derek (Institute for Democracy in South Africa)
  • Africa, Cherrel (Institute for Democracy in South Africa)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
2004-05-28
Funding Reference
  • United States Agency for International Development. Regional Center for Southern Africa
Language
English
Free Keywords
democracy; government; government performance; markets; national interests; political attitudes; political change; political participation; political systems; public confidence; public opinion; quality of life; social attitudes; standard of living; trust in government
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey is part of a series of studies designed to assess attitudes about democracy, markets, and civil society in African nations, and to track the evolution of such attitudes in those nations over time. This particular survey was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of South Africa. Respondents were asked to rate South African President Mbeki and his administrations' overall performance and to state the most important issue facing the nation. 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 South African Defense Force, the media, the Independent Electoral Commission, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation could be trusted. Respondents were polled on their knowledge of government officials, their level of personal involvement in political, governmental, and community affairs, the inclusiveness of the government, and what their reactions would be to executive branch-sponsored government-imposed restrictions or prohibitions on the media, the judicial system, and parliament. Economic questions addressed the past, present, and future of the country's and the respondent's economic condition, whether great income disparities are fair, and whether encouraging people to start small businesses would create more jobs. Societal questions addressed how much trust could be placed in others, whether it is wise to plan ahead, whether everyone should be responsible for themselves and their own success or failure, what characteristics respondents used to identify themselves, whether it was easy to obtain assistance with securing food, water, schooling, and medical services, and by what methods respondents secured food, water, news, information, and medical services. Respondents were also asked whether they had checked with other adults in their household to answer questions. Background variables include age, language spoken most at home, education, current employment status, employment status over the last 12 months, employment history, family financial situation over the last 12 months, monetary support system, whether a close friend or relative had died from AIDS, language used in interview, sex, ethnicity, type of physical disability, if any, type of housing, location of interview (inside, outside, or both), and respondent's attitude during interview.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: approximately 90 percent
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-07 / 2000-08
    Time period: 2000-07--2000-08
  • 2000-07 / 2000-08
    Collection date: 2000-07--2000-08
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Citizens of South Africa 18 years of age or older
Sampling
Multi-stage, stratified, area cluster probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Additional information on Afrobarometer research projects is provided on the Afrobarometer Web site at http://www.afrobarometer.org.

Note
2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions. Funding insitution(s): United States Agency for International Development. Regional Center for Southern Africa.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3934 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03934.v1
Publications
  • 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)
  • (author unknown). Lived Poverty in South Africa. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 13.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/AfrobriefNo13.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)
  • Bannon, Alicia, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel N.. Sources of Ethnic Identification in Africa. Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 44.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/AfropaperNo44.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)
  • (author unknown). Trends in Political Party Support in South Africa. Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 6.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/AfrobriefNo6.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)
  • 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)
  • Mattes, Robert, Bratton, Michael, Davids, Yul Derek, Africa, Cherrel. Public Opinion and the Consolidation of Democracy in South Africa. Afrobarometer Paper.7, East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University [producer], Institute for Democracy in South Africa [distributor]. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo7.pdf (URL)
  • Mattes, Robert, Davids, Yul Derek, Africa, Cherrel. Views of Democracy in South Africa and the Region: Trends and Comparisons. Afrobarometer Paper No. 8.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/AfropaperNo8.pdf (URL)

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

Mattes, Robert; Davids, Yul Derek; Africa, Cherrel (2004): Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of South Africa, July-August 2000. Archival Version. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03934