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Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Gabon, 2015

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Ropivia, Marc-Louis
  • Mombo, Jean Bernard
  • Wali Wali, Christian
  • Ndombi Boundzanga, Bertrand Dimitri
  • Moukana Libongui, Jean Aurélien
  • Lembé, Aline
  • Sello Madoungou, Léticia
  • Makita Ikouaya, Euloge
Other Title
  • Afrobarometer Round 6: Gabon (Alternative Title)
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Afrobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Department for International Development (United Kingdom)
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • World Bank
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
African studies; citizenship; corruption; democracy; educational system; elections; ethnic identity; government performance; health care services; legal systems; living conditions; political attitudes; political participation; religious behavior; tolerance
  • 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 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. This particular data collection was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Gabon, and also includes a number of "country-specific questions" designed specifically for respondents of the Gabon survey. These "country-specific questions" solicited respondents' opinions on topics such as citizens' contact with their parliamentary senator, performance of senators, level of aid from Central African aid organizations, how oil revenues should be used, who has the right to citizenship in Gabon and solutions to youth unemployment. 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: 60.7%
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Gabon, 2015
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015
  • Collection date: 2015-09-18--2015-10-03
  • 2015-09-18 / 2015-10-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Gabon
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Sampled Universe
Citizens of Gabon who are 18 years and older. Smallest Geographic Unit: Department
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 page of the website.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • paper and pencil interview (PAPI)
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
  • 36883 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36883.v1

Update Metadata: 2018-02-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-02-13

Ropivia, Marc-Louis; Mombo, Jean Bernard; Wali Wali, Christian; Ndombi Boundzanga, Bertrand Dimitri; Moukana Libongui, Jean Aurélien et. al. (2018): Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Gabon, 2015. Archival Version. Afrobarometer Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.