Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in countries across Africa. Six rounds of surveys were conducted between 1999 and 2015, and Round 7 surveys were carried out in 2016-2018. Afrobarometer conducts face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice with nationally representative samples of 1,200 or 2,400 respondents.
Afrobarometer is produced collaboratively by social scientists from across Africa.
Coordination is provided by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) in Ghana, the
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in South Africa, the Institute for Development
Studies (IDS) at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP) in Benin. Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) provide technical support to the network.
The Afrobarometer National Partner in the Gambia, the Center for Policy, Research and Strategic Studies, interviewed a nationally representative, random, stratified probability sample of 1,200 adult Gambians from 23 July-12 August 2018. A sample of this size yields country-level results with a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points at a 95% confidence level. The Ghana Center for Democratic Development provided technical backstopping for the survey. Technical details of the survey, including descriptions of stratification and household selection, translation languages, and related information, can be found in the survey Technical Information Form that follows.
Below is an outline of the survey findings from all the questions posed to respondents. We also present the findings by some critical demographics such as gender and place of residence (urban-rural).
Financial support for Afrobarometer Round 7 has been provided by the Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the
Open Society Foundations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) via the U.S. Institute of Peace, the National Endowment for Democracy, and Transparency International.