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


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. 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. 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.. Response Rates: 67.7 percent 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. face-to-face interview, paper and pencil interview (PAPI) Additional information about the Afrobarometer Survey can be found at the Afrobarometer Web site.

Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36213.v1
Metadata Access
Creator Dulani, Boniface;Gyimah-Boadi, E.;Logan, Carolyn;Bratton, Michael;Mattes, Robert;Masunungure, Eldred V.
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 2016
Rights Delivery;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 (
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Discipline Economic
Spatial Coverage {Africa,Global,"Sub-Saharan Africa",Zimbabwe,"Time period: 2010","2010-10-16 - 2010-10-29","Collection date: 2010-10-16--2010-10-29"}
Temporal Coverage {Africa,Global,"Sub-Saharan Africa",Zimbabwe,"Time period: 2010","2010-10-16 - 2010-10-29","Collection date: 2010-10-16--2010-10-29"}