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Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of Namibia, September-October 1999

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Keulder, Christiaan (Institute for Public Policy Research (Namibia))
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
2004-04-21
Funding Reference
  • United States Agency for International Development. Regional Center for Southern Africa
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
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

    The Afrobarometer project assesses attitudes toward democracy, markets, and civil society in several sub-Saharan African nations. This survey of Namibia recorded Namibian citizens' opinions about recent political and economic changes within their country. Respondents were asked to compare the effectiveness and trustworthiness of the independent democratic government to the previous government of South Africa. Those polled were asked to rate Namibian President Nujoma and his administration's overall performance, and to give their opinions on the most important issue facing the nation, 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 army, the courts, the media, the electoral commission, and the Namibia broadcasting corporation could be trusted. Respondents were queried 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 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 use to identify themselves, whether it is easy to obtain assistance in securing food, water, schooling, and medical services, and by what methods respondents secured food, water, news, information, and medical services. 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, whether respondent had a physical disability and if so the type, 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
  • 1999-09 / 1999-10
    Time period: 1999-09--1999-10
  • 1999-09 / 1999-10
    Collection date: 1999-09--1999-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Namibia
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Namibia aged 18 years and older.
Sampling
Multistage, clustered, random probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • 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. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3956 (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.
  • 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)
  • Keulder, Christiaan, Wiese, Tania. Democracy Without Democrats? Results from the 2003 Afrobarometer Survey in Namibia. Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 47.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/AfropaperNo47.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)
  • 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)
  • Keulder, Christiaan. Public Opinion and the Consolidation of Democracy in Namibia. Afrobarometer Paper No. 15.Cape Town, South Africa: Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, Michigan State University. 2002.
    • ID: http://www.afrobarometer.org/papers/AfropaperNo15.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. 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)
  • Mattes, Robert, Bratton, Michael, Davids, Yul Derek, Africa, Cherrel. Public Opinion and the Consolidation of Democracy in Southern Africa. Afrobarometer Paper No. 7.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/AfropaperNo7.pdf (URL)

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

Keulder, Christiaan (2004): Afrobarometer: Round I Survey of Namibia, September-October 1999. Version 1. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03956.v1