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Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Senegal, 2014

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Sall, Babaly
  • Sall, Mohamadou
  • Gaye, Ibrahima
  • Sall, Ibrahima
  • Mbaye, Omar
  • Ba, Alpha
Other Title
  • Afrobarometer Round 6: Senegal (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Department for International Development (United Kingdom)
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • World Bank
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
African studies; citizenship; corruption; democracy; economic change; economic conditions; educational system; elections; ethnic identity; gender; globalization; government; government corruption; government performance; health care services; information sources; legal systems; legislatures; living conditions; local government; national identity; police corruption; political attitudes; political change; political participation; political parties; presidential performance; presidents; public opinion; quality of life; social attitudes; social services; standard of living; taxes; tolerance; trust in government; 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. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Senegal, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for the Senegal 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, and national identity. In addition, Round 6 surveys included special modules on taxation; tolerance; crime, conflict and insecurity; political corruption; interregional relations; perceptions of China; use of technology; and social service delivery. Questions specific to Senegal addressed several topics, including questions about the 2014 local elections; local issues of employment, leadership, and health; the Court Repression of Illicit Enrichment (CREI); the Senegalese mining industry; the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE); and religion in politics. 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 6 surveys were implemented in 36 countries.
  • 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: 79.9%
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Senegal, 2014
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2014--2015
  • 2014 / 2015
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Senegal
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Senegal age 18 years or older, excluding institutions. Smallest Geographic Unit: Region
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. For more information on sampling, please refer to the sampling principles page of the Afrobarometer website.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • paper and pencil interview (PAPI)
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36742 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-08 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2017-12-08

Sall, Babaly; Sall, Mohamadou; Gaye, Ibrahima; Sall, Ibrahima; Mbaye, Omar et. al. (2017): Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Senegal, 2014. Version 1. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.