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Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Kenya, 2011

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Gyimah-Boadi, E. (Ghana Center for Democratic Development)
  • Bratton, Michael (Michigan State University)
  • Mattes, Robert (Institute for Democracy in South Africa)
  • Logan, Carolyn (Michigan State University)
  • Dulani, Boniface (University of Malawi)
  • University of Nairobi. Institute for Development Studies
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
2015-08-03
Funding Reference
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Department for International Development (United Kingdom)
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • World Bank
  • United States Agency for International Development
Language
English
Free Keywords
citizenship; corruption; democracy; economic change; economic conditions; educational system; gender; government; government corruption; government performance; government regulation; health care services; information sources; legislatures; living conditions; local government; national interests; opinions; police; political attitudes; political participation; political parties; presidential performance; presidents; public confidence; public opinion; quality of life; schools; social attitudes; social services; standard of living; taxes; trust in government; victimization; victims; violence; voter attitudes; voters; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    The Afrobarometer is a comparative series of public attitude surveys that collects and disseminates data regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, the economy, civil society, and related issues. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Kenya, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Kenya survey. The data are collected from nationally representative samples in face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent's choice. Standard topics for the Afrobarometer include attitudes toward and evaluations of democracy, governance and economic conditions, political participation, national identity, and social capital. In addition, Round 5 surveys included special modules on taxation; gender issues; crime, conflict and insecurity; globalization; and social service delivery. The surveys also collect a large set of socio-demographic indicators such as age, gender, education level, poverty level, language and ethnicity, and religious affiliation, as well as political party affiliation. Afrobarometer Round 5 surveys were implemented in 35 countries.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted. However, this collection includes a weight variable (WITHINWT) which should be used when calculating national-level statistics. Cases are weighted to account for individual selection probabilities. For additional information on weights, please see the Afrobarometer Round 5 Survey Manual.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 73.4 percent
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Kenya, 2011
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-11-02 / 2011-11-29
    Time period: 2011-11-02--2011-11-29
  • 2011-11-02 / 2011-11-29
    Collection date: 2011-11-02--2011-11-29
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Global
  • Kenya
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Kenya aged 18 years or older (excluding institutionalized population). Smallest Geographic Unit: Region
Sampling
The Afrobarometer uses a clustered, stratified, multi-stage, area probability sample design. The sample is designed as a representative cross-section of all citizens of voting age in a given country. The goal is to give every adult citizen an equal and known chance of selection for interview. This objective is reached by (a) strictly applying random selection methods at every stage of sampling and by (b) applying sampling with probability proportionate to population size wherever possible. A randomly selected sample of 1,200 cases allows inferences to national adult populations with a margin of sampling error of no more than plus or minus 3 percent with a confidence level of 95 percent. If the sample size is increased to 2,400, the confidence interval shrinks to plus or minus 2 percent.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview, paper and pencil interview (PAPI)

    The Original P.I. Documentation lists fieldwork dates from November 4, 2011 to November 29, 2012. However, interview dates present in the dataset range from November 2, 2011 through November 29, 2011. The Study Time Period and Collection Dates reflect dates present in the dataset, rather than those listed in the documentation.

    Additional information regarding the Afrobarometer Survey Series can be found at the Afrobarometer Web site.

Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35550 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2015-08-05

Gyimah-Boadi, E.; Bratton, Michael; Mattes, Robert; Logan, Carolyn; Dulani, Boniface et. al. (2015): Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Kenya, 2011. Version 1. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35550.v1