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Afrobarometer Round 4.5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zimbabwe, 2010

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • 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)
  • Masunungure, Eldred V. (Mass Public Opinion Institute (Zimbabwe))
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
citizenship; corruption; democracy; economic change; economic conditions; educational system; elections; electoral systems; government; government corruption; government performance; government regulation; health care services; information sources; legislatures; living conditions; local government; national elections; national identity; national interests; opinions; police; political attitudes; political participation; political parties; presidential performance; presidents; public confidence; public opinion; quality of life; schools; social attitudes; social capital; social services; standard of living; taxes; trust in government; victimization; victims; violence; voter attitudes; voters; voting behavior
  • 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. The data are collected from a nationally representative sample 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, the Round 4.5 survey includes special modules on taxation; gender issues; crime, conflict and insecurity; globalization; social service delivery; and health. 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. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Zimbabwe, and also includes "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Zimbabwe survey. These topics included informal militia, the national election and reintroducing the local currency.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted. However, this collection contains the weight variable WITHINWT, that should be used in any analysis. This weight was created to account for individual selection probabilities. Please visit the Afrobarometer Web site for more information regarding weights.
  • 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: Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 67.7 percent
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Afrobarometer Round 4.5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zimbabwe, 2010
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2010
  • 2010-10-16 / 2010-10-29
    Collection date: 2010-10-16--2010-10-29
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Global
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Zimbabwe
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Zimbabwe aged 18 years or older. Smallest Geographic Unit: District
The Afrobarometer uses a clustered, stratified, multi-stage, 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. The Round 4.5 Afrobarometer for Zimbabwe conducted in 2010 had a target sample of 1200 respondents and achieved an actual sample size of 1192 respondents.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview, paper and pencil interview (PAPI)

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

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36213 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2016-03-04 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2016-03-04

Gyimah-Boadi, E.; Bratton, Michael; Mattes, Robert; Logan, Carolyn; Dulani, Boniface et. al. (2016): Afrobarometer Round 4.5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zimbabwe, 2010. Version 1. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.