The Center for Democratic Development (CDD)’s latest Afrobarometer report has revealed that a relatively large number of Ghanaians trust the New Patriotic Party.
The 7th round of the survey which among other things sought to seek the opinions of Ghanaians as far as their confidence in some state institutions and political parties revealed that 33% of Ghanaians trust the ruling NPP government ‘a lot’ as compared to the 14% who don’t, 28% also indicated that they ‘somewhat’ trust the NPP.
The report also had 49% of respondents pledging their support for the NPP as against the 22% for the opposition National Democratic Congress.
Confidence levels in the police as an institution were however on the low side as majority represented by 34% maintained that they do not trust the police ‘at all’ as against the 18% who do. 22% and 24% of respondents answered ‘somewhat’ and ‘just a little’ respectively.
About the report
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 are being carried out in 2016-2017. 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 Ghana, the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana).
Read the findings from the survey: