Monday, August 27, 2007

Values Survey shows South Africans trust economy and electoral system

By Celeste Ganga
27 August 2007


Professor Hennie Kotze of Stellenbosch University’s Centre for International and Comparative Politics will publish the findings of the 2007 Values Survey at a conference in Pretoria on Monday.

“The annual Values Survey is an international initiative in which South Africa has taken part for the past 25 years,” says Solidarity spokesperson, Jaco Kleynhans.

Among the results to be announced at Monday’s conference is the strong confidence of South Africans in the country’s economy and its electoral system.

"On the other hand, South Africans show little confidence in the country’s ability to provide in the basic needs of its citizens," says Kleynhans.

The survey shows that South Africans put their families, their jobs and their faith above politics, friends and relaxation. The conference will be presented by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Solidarity.

The World Values Survey is the “largest cross-national investigation of social change that has ever existed”.

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