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31 January 2024

Social Attitudes Survey | Low turnout at the polls – Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller, divisional executive in the HSRC’s Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research division, recently spoke to SABC News about South Africans’ opinions on the upcoming elections 30 years after achieving democracy.

One of the HSRC’s flagship projects, the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) has found that there is a sense of hopelessness and despondency with the country’s democracy. Each year, the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) asks a representative sample of South Africans about aspects of life in the country. 2023 represents the 20th anniversary of this HSRC flagship project, with Round 20 of surveying completed in October 2023.

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The HSRC is proud to be able to curate and make available data from our surveys and projects to proliferate the generation of knowledge. SASAS datasets from 2003 – 2019 have been curated and are available for download here.

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