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IRI Releases Survey of Public Opinion in Seven Angolan Provinces

April 24, 2009

Luanda, Angola – IRI today released a survey of Angolan public opinion conducted in seven of 18 Angolan provinces, comprising 67 percent of the total population of registered voters.  The poll assessed national trends and mood of the electorate regarding important topics such as: the recent parliamentary election process, presidential and local elections, policy issues, development priorities, women and youth participation, and perceptions of corruption.

Key findings in the public opinion survey included:

  • Seventy-eight percent of respondents believe that Angola is generally headed in the right direction;
  • Jobs, poverty and education are the three most significant concerns facing the respondents;
  • Sixty-seven percent of respondents believe that provincial governors should be elected; and
  • Seventy-nine percent of respondents believe that Angola suffers from a high level of corruption.
The poll was conducted December 13, 2008-January 18, 2009 by Consulform, Lda of Luanda, Angola. Oversight and analysis was provided by American Viewpoint, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.  The randomly selected sample consists of 1,200 adult men and women from seven pre-selected provinces in Angola.  The provinces include the six most populous provinces of Benguela, Huambo, Huíla, Luanda, Malange and Uíge, as well as Lunda Sul.  The margin of error for the national sample is ± 2.9 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.