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Research data: PUBLIC OPINION

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2018 Public perceptions of biotechnology in South Africa

A nationally representative survey of the South African public's perceptions of biotechnology provides new insights into the position of the...

2017 Challenging corruption: changes in the public recognition of corruption as a societal priority in South Africa

Corruption in South Africa has become a source of considerable debate over the last decade. The subsequent rise of social movements and anti...

2017 Protest blues: public opinion on the policing of protest in South Africa

The policing response to rising protest action in the country has received increased attention in the last decade. This is particularly owin...

2017 Minding the protest: attitudes towards different forms of protest action in contemporary South Africa

This article focuses on providing new insights into the nature of public opinion about protest action in South Africa. Since the mid-2000s t...