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Confidence in Judiciary

Abuja, Nigeria. December 8, 2010 –

Findings from the NOI Snap Poll for November show that the Nigerian public thinks very highly of the judicial arm of government. 81% of respondents in the survey responded in the affirmative when asked if they have confidence in the judiciary. The finding is coming in the wake of recent tribunal rulings in several states, which either replaced sitting governors with opposition candidates or ordered fresh elections.

Survey Methods

Respondents for the snap poll were randomly selected from a database of phone-owning Nigerians aged 15 and above, compiled by NOI Polls. 1,012 people took part in the telephone interviews from the 15th to 17th of November 2010. For a sample of this size, we can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points. The margin of error reflects the influence of data weighting. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.


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