PROFILE OF BLACK VOTERS
According to the Survey of Eligible South African Voters commissioned by the International Republican Institute and conducted jointly by Public Opinion Strategies and Decision Surveys International (South Africa-based):Skip to next paragraph
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* 84 percent of blacks felt ``happy'' about the election compared with 26 percent of whites. Only 41 percent of blacks felt ``worried'' compared with 82 percent of whites.
* When asked their nationality, 16 percent of blacks replied South African or black South African, and 63 percent gave their African tribe; 83 percent of whites identified themselves as South Africans.
* 29 percent of blacks said they had full-time jobs and 6 percent part-time jobs. Of the 65 percent not formally employed, 30 percent were looking for employment. Of the unemployed, more than half (54 percent) had either never worked or had been looking for employment for at least two years. Young Zulus had the lowest employment rate, 28 percent, compared with 36 percent for all younger black men; 51 percent of whites reported full-time employment.
* 32 percent of black respondents had either no formal schooling or only a junior school education.
* A majority of blacks report household incomes of less than $250 per month, and 45 percent of whites earned between $1,150 and $2,900 a month.
* 1 of 5 blacks interviewed (a representative sample) had indoor toilet facilities.
* Blacks were more likely to belong to a church group (36 percent) than a political party (20 percent).
* Xhosas (31 percent) were more likely to belong to a political party than Zulus (15 percent).
* 16 percent of blacks own a telephone; 47 percent said they had a working television set in their residence.