South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)


8 Aug 2014 | Female participation in political formation reduces corruption and increases transparency

A United Nation Millennium Project report in 2005 justifies increasing the representation of women in political office, arguing that women in office a...

2 May 2014 | The power of the ballot box: public attitudes towards voter efficacy

How does the public feel about voting, the value of their vote and do they believe their vote will make a difference? Results from the annual South Af...

2 May 2014 | Trends in satisfaction with democracy in South Africa

Just over half of the population (51%) is unsatisfied with the state of democracy in South Africa, and only 33% were satisfied with the way democracy ...

15 Oct 2013 | Reference group on analysis and use of crime stats proposed

A top crime expert has told Parliament’s police committee that crime statistics for the past two years could not be trusted, because they were b...

28 Jun 2013 | In the court of public opinion: attitudes towards the criminal courts

" After two decades of democracy, do South Africans have confidence in our criminal courts? The courts require public support and institutional legit...

18 Mar 2013 | Attitudes to South African trade unions

The South African organised labour movement is one of the most powerful and disciplined on the African continent. One of the central actors of the dem...