Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Kenya, 2011 Version 1

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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. 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. 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.. Response Rates: 73.4 percent Citizens of Kenya aged 18 years or older (excluding institutionalized population). 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. 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.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR35550.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:460284
Provenance
Creator Dulani, Boniface;University of Nairobi. Institute for Development Studies;Gyimah-Boadi, E.;Logan, Carolyn;Bratton, Michael;Mattes, Robert
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency;Department for International Development (United Kingdom);Mo Ibrahim Foundation;World Bank;United States Agency for International Development
Publication Year 2015
Rights Download;This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Discipline Economic
Spatial Coverage {Africa,Global,Kenya,"Sub-Saharan Africa","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"}
Temporal Coverage {Africa,Global,Kenya,"Sub-Saharan Africa","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"}