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Afrobarometer concludes Round 9 pan-African survey fieldwork with 54,436 respondents

Afrobarometer (, which has completed fieldwork for its largest-ever pan-African survey, on Tuesday highlighted the contributions of 54,436 African citizens whose perceptions are helping the world better understand the needs and preferences of the continent.

According to Afrobarometer CEO Joseph Asunka, “This enormous number reflects the significance of your voices and opinions in forming policies and decisions.” “We are equally happy to have enumerated 7,004 places, guaranteeing a thorough representation of varied groups. Our strength is diversity, thus we appreciate that 118 different languages were used in the interview process. Every language used is evidence of the diversity of our continent and the views of its inhabitants.

The survey’s results are currently being disseminated at the national level, and briefings at the continental level are well under way. Afrobarometer’s dedication to gender parity is clear from the 27,202 men and 27,234 women who participated in deep dialogues.

Boniface Dulani, the director of surveys at Afrobarometer, thanked the network’s national partners for their unwavering dedication to respecting strict methodological standards. We are able to guarantee the authenticity and dependability of our data thanks to their dedication, according to Dulani. Additionally, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the 1,310 interviewers—of whom 644 were men and 726 were women—whose commitment to diversity and inclusion yielded a lot of insightful data. Without a doubt, these insights will help bring about improvement.

Best-in-class techniques

Afrobarometer, which was founded in 1999, is steadfast in its dedication to empowering people. The network strives to magnify people’s perspectives and experiences and takes great satisfaction in being the “gold standard” for survey research in Africa, with surveys done in 42 countries.

According to industry best practices, the data gathering procedure follows strict scientific criteria and includes in-person interviews with randomly chosen respondents. Sample sizes that fall between 1,200 and 2,400 respondents who are 18 or older and represent the demographics of each nation meet or surpass international requirements for public opinion research.

With a 95% confidence level, a sample size of 1,200 produces results at the national level with a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points. It has been said that our techniques are the “gold standard” for survey research. The samples used by Afrobarometer are based on population forecasts made using the most recent census data, and the organization works closely with national statistics offices.

A reliable informational resource with a global reputation

The data from Afrobarometer is used by many international media sources, academic institutions, development partners, and civil society organizations. Our statistics also help credible organizations like the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, USAID, and Transparency International create global governance indexes.

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