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Research data: PUBLIC OPINION

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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...

2016 Progressive prudes: a survey of attitudes towards homosexuality & gender non-conformity in South Africa

This report reveals the results of the ground-breaking survey of what all South Africans think about homosexuality and gender conformity - a...

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2016 Waiting for the barbarians: a public opinion analysis of South African attitudes towards international migrants

The South Africa's democratic nation-building programme has sought to encourage a new non-racial nationalism. Over the last thirty years, ra...