The Afrobarometer project assesses attitudes toward democracy, markets, and society in several sub-Saharan African countries. This dataset was compiled from the studies in Round 1 of the Afrobarometer, conducted from 1999-2001 in 12 African countries. Certain questions addressed country-specific issues, but many questions were asked in every survey. Respondents were queried on the politics, educational standards, and economics of their respective countries. Specific questions addressed their satisfaction with the current form of government, the extent of the government's power, the names of government officials, their trust in political and governmental officials and institutions, and comparisons between the current government and the former government. Other relevant questions focused on the meaning of democracy and its applications, the development of the country, political corruption, and the rating of and satisfaction with the respective country's economy. Respondents were polled on a range of social and quality of life issues. They were asked with which groups they identified, the source or sources of their current event information and news, and the frequency of occasions they had gone without necessities like food, money, and shelter. Demographic variables include age, country, district, education, languages spoken, occupation, party affiliation, political party, urban versus rural living environment, primary language, and whether the respondent voted in prior elections.