Chart of the week #11: Who supports CCM and Chadema, by age?

Source: Afrobarometer.org, data from 2012

Source: Afrobarometer.org, data from 2012

The trend is clear:

  • Chadema’s support is much stronger among younger Tanzanians (33%) than older Tanzanians (14%)
  • CCM’s support goes the other way: much stronger among over 50s (71%) than under 30s (47%)

One possible lesson from this would be that Chadema should do more to reach out to older voters. But if we remember that only 18% of Tanzanian adults are over 50, while 47% are under 30 (source: 2012 Census), perhaps they should just concentrate on the young.

Finally, a question for you:

The Afrobarometer data is a very rich source of possible analysis on public opinion. I could look at how support for different parties varies across a whole range of different factors – gender, urban/rural, level of education, employment status, etc. So what would you like me to look at?

Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter (@mtega).

2 thoughts on “Chart of the week #11: Who supports CCM and Chadema, by age?

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  2. bennet eshiwakwe

    I surport chadema and presideal candidate lowasa we want change.ccm is complete fail to establish strong economic better to chose another party like chadema to have enouph opposition member of parliament either from chadema or ccm

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