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Title: Afrobarometer: Round II Survey of Ghana, 2002      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04233.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR04233.v1
description:
The Afrobarometer project was designed to assess attitudes toward democracy, markets, and civil society in several sub-Saharan African nations, and to track the evolution of such attitudes in those nations over time. This particular survey was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Ghana. Respondents were asked to rate Ghana's President Kufour and his administration's overall performance, to state the most important issues facing the nation, and to evaluate the effectiveness of certain continental and international institutions. Opinions were gathered on the role of the government in improving the economy, whether corruption existed in local and national government, whether government officials were responsive to problems of the general population, and whether local government officials, the police, the courts, the overall criminal justice system, the media, the National Electoral Commission, and the government broadcasting service could be trusted. Respondents were polled on their knowledge of government officials, their level of personal involvement in political, governmental, and community affairs, the inclusiveness of the government, and the identification of causes of conflict and resources which may aid in the resolution of conflict. Economic questions addressed the past, present, and future of the country's and the respondent's economic condition, and whether great income disparities are fair. Societal questions were asked of respondents concerning the meaning of being "poor" and "rich", monetary support systems, personal responsibility for success or failure, characteristics used in self-identification, methods for securing food, water, schooling, medical services, news and information, and ease of obtaining assistance for certain services. Background variables include age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation and participation, language spoken most at home, whether the respondent was head of household, education, current and past employment status, whether a close friend or relative had died from AIDS, language used in interview, type of physical disability, if any, type of housing, and respondent's attitude during the interview. In addition, demographic information pertaining to the interviewer is provided, as well as their response to the interview an d observations of the environment.
description:
Gyimah-Boadi, E.; Mensah, Kwabena Amoah Awvah, 2015, "Afrobarometer: Round II Survey of Ghana, 2002", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04233.v1
name:
Gyimah-Boadi, E.
Mensah, Kwabena Amoah Awvah
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997