Global Barometer Survey

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The Global Barometer Survey


The Global Barometer Survey (GBS) is a non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues. The GBS includes the Afro Barometer, Latino Barometer, Arab Barometer, Asian Barometer, and Euro Barometer. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 102 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the GBS.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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