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Fifty-five percent say government is doing well in uniting all South Africans into one nation

[Johannesburg, 25 September 2014] - Just over a half of the South African population believes our government is doing well in the effort to unite all South Africans into one nation. These are some of the prominent findings from a Pulse of the People survey conducted by Ipsos during March and April 2014. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with a randomly selected representative sample of 3 730 adult South Africans from all walks of life.

Looking across demographic groups, those most impressed with government's efforts to unite South Africans comes from the youngest age group – those aged between 15 and 17 years – 67% of which believe that government is doing a good job. Lowest levels of agreement come from the white and coloured population groups, with low levels of agreement – 28% and 30% respectively.

Related to this, respondents were also asked whether they believed the government is governing in the interests of all South Africans. This question also yielded a relatively low agreement level, with less than half of the population (47%) believing that government had everyone's best interests at heart. Again, lowest levels of agreement came from the coloured and white groups of South Africa – with only 17% of whites agreeing and 23% of coloureds agreeing with the statement.
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Fifty-five percent say government is doing well in uniting all South Africans into one nation

Last updated : 25 September 2014

 
 
 

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