NDI: Report on Public Opinion Research in The Gambia, February to April 2018


Report on Public Opinion Research in The Gambia, February to April 2018

NDI | JPM Strategic Solutions

JPM Strategic Solutions, in coordination with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Kantar Public,
conducted public opinion research in The Gambia to explore attitudes pertaining to the constitutional
reforms and the overall political and social landscape of the country. The research involved a nationwide
survey of 1,033 face-to-face interviews in The Gambia between March 22 and April 14, 2018. The sample
was based on regional and urban/rural quotas constructed from the 2013 Gambian Census to ensure that
the results were nationally representative. The margin of error for the total sample is approximately +/-
3.1%. This nationwide survey followed four focus groups conducted on February 7 and 8 in Kololi, The
Gambia. Two groups were composed of respondents from Brikama and two were composed of
respondents from Kanifing. The groups were demographically and politically homogenous (i.e. gender,
age, education, attitudes toward the current government).

The public opinion research is part of NDI’s program aiming to support an inclusive constitutional reform
process in The Gambia, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy. Under this program, NDI is
working with Gambian civil society to create avenues for citizens’ voices to be heard and incorporated
into the reform process. Similarly, NDI is providing technical support to the Constitutional Review
Commission, the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the President on ways of undertaking inclusive


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