Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zimbabwe, 2014 Afrobarometer Round 6: Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe, and also includes a number of country-specific questions designed specifically for the Zimbabwe 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. County-specific topics for Zimbabwe include public knowledge of the 2013 constitution, the role of Civil Society Organizations within the country, whether citizens should be directly involved in local and national governance, whether male circumcision should be made mandatory to reduce HIV transmission, public school reforms, the level of involvement the armed forces should have in the political system, and whether the government should indigenize foreign-owned businesses or pursue additional foreign investment. 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.

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: 76.9 percent

Datasets:DS1: Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zimbabwe, 2014

Citizens of Zimbabwe aged 18 years or older, excluding institutionalized populations. 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 Afrobarometer Sampling Principles Web site.

face-to-face interview

paper and pencil interview (PAPI)

Metadata Access
Creator Masunungure, Eldred
Publisher Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor Department for International Development (United Kingdom); Mo Ibrahim Foundation; United States Agency for International Development; Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency; World Bank
Publication Year 2017
Rights Download; This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
OpenAccess true
Contact Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset; survey data
Discipline Economics