NAMIBIAN ATTITUDES: Mixed views of government’s Covid-19 response & vaccine scepticism

A majority of Namibians approve of the government’s overall response response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but are critical of several related issues, including insufficient Covid-19 relief efforts and suspected corruption in Namibia during the pandemic.

Many are also sceptical of the safety of Covid vaccines, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.

Afrobarometer surveys

Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan survey research network that provides reliable data on African experiences and evaluations of democracy, governance, and quality of life. Eight survey rounds in up to 39 countries have been completed since 1999. Round 9 surveys (2021/2022) are currently underway. Afrobarometer’s national partners conduct face-to- face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice.

The Afrobarometer team in Namibia, led by national partner Survey Warehouse, interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,200 adult Namibians in October and November 2021. Previous surveys were conducted in Namibia in 1999, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019.