The power of the ballot box: public attitudes towards voter efficacy

CATEGORY: South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)
DATE: 2 May 2014

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 African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) series, conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) since 2003, showed that most South Africans placed a high value on the right to vote. The survey consisted of a representative sample of 2 885 respondents aged 16 years and older living in private homes.