Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Tanzania, 2014 Version 1


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 Tanzania, and also includes a number of country-specific questions designed specifically for the Tanzania survey.

The data are collected from nationally representative samples in face-to-face interviews. 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 6 surveys included special modules on taxation; gender issues; crime, conflict and insecurity; globalization; and social service delivery. Country-specific topics for Tanzania include a series of questions about the 2012-2013 Constitution Review Consultation Process, the education system, local government performance, and the influence of powerful people on police.

The surveys also collect a large set of socio-demographic indicators such as age, gender, education level, language, ethnicity, religious affiliation, occupation, housing, and political party affiliation. Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys were implemented in 36 countries. 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. 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: 74.6% Citizens of Tanzania who are 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. 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.

Please refer to the Afrobarometer Sampling Principles Web site for additional sampling information.

                        face-to-face interview, paper and pencil interview (PAPI)
                                    Additional information on the Afrobarometer Survey can be found by visiting the Afrobarometer Web site.
Metadata Access
Creator Jahari, Cornel;Aiko, Rose;Mwombela, Stephen
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor Mo Ibrahim Foundation;World Bank;United States Agency for International Development;Department for International Development (United Kingdom);Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Publication Year 2017
Rights Download;This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Discipline Economic
Spatial Coverage {Africa,Global,Tanzania,"Time period: 2014","2014-08-26 - 2014-10-19","Collection date: 2014-08-26--2014-10-19"}
Temporal Coverage {Africa,Global,Tanzania,"Time period: 2014","2014-08-26 - 2014-10-19","Collection date: 2014-08-26--2014-10-19"}