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Afrobarometer Round 4.5.1: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Uganda, 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)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • World Bank
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Department for International Development (United Kingdom)
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • United States Agency for International Development
Free Keywords
citizen attitudes; citizen participation; democracy; economic conditions; educational system; election fraud; elections; gender issues; government; government corruption; government performance; government regulation; information sources; legislatures; living conditions; local elections; local government; national economy; national elections; national politics; police; political attitudes; political leaders; political participation; political parties; presidential performance; public opinion; quality of life; social attitudes; social services; standard of living; trust in government; voter attitudes; voter fraud; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    The Afrobarometer project was designed to collect and disseminate information regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, economic reform, civil society, and quality of life. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Uganda. Respondents in a face-to-face interview were asked to rate their president and the president's administration in overall performance, to state the most important issues facing their nation, and to evaluate the effectiveness of certain continental and international institutions. Opinions were gathered on political parties, 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, and the electoral commission could be trusted. Additionally, respondents were polled about upcoming and past elections, the fairness and legality of elections, election outcomes, and threats, bribes and violence related to campaigns and elections. Economic questions addressed the past, present, and future of the country's and the respondents' living conditions. Demographic variables include age, gender, ethnicity, education, religious affiliation, language spoke most at home, whether the respondent was the head of the household, current and past employment status, and language used in interview.
  • Abstract

    To gauge, analyze, and compare the social, political, and economic atmospheres in Uganda.
  • 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.
  • 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 variable labels and/or value labels.; Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Afrobarometer Round 4.5.1: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Uganda, 2010
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2010
  • 2010-11-18 / 2010-12-06
    Collection date: 2010-11-18--2010-12-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Global
  • Uganda
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Uganda aged 18 years or older. Smallest Geographic Unit: District
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.
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 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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36211 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36211.v1

Update Metadata: 2016-03-31 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2016-03-31

Gyimah-Boadi, E.; Bratton, Michael; Mattes, Robert; Logan, Carolyn; Dulani, Boniface (2016): Afrobarometer Round 4.5.1: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Uganda, 2010. Archival Version. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.