What do Africans worry about the most?
According to the latest report by Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network that publishes surveys on governance on the continent, the answer is overwhelmingly unemployment.
The data comes from over 47,000 face-to-face interviews conducted in 32 African countries about the biggest concerns and priorities, and job security was mentioned in 37% of them.
Researchers also noticed that the better off people were, the more they considered joblessness a pressing national issue.
“Wealthy people are much more likely than poor people to see unemployment as their country’s number one problem — about twice as likely as the very poorest,” says Brian Howard, Afrobarometer’s publications’ manager.
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