Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan: Longitudinal Findings

David Deng, Sophia Dawkins, Christopher Oringa, Jan Pospisil

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report presents findings about South Sudanese citizens’ perceptions of peace from a survey in 2021-2022. The three-wave survey recorded the views of 8,843 people from 12 counties across 9 states and special administrative areas, covering urban, rural and IDP camp environments. Respondents were asked questions about their daily experiences of safety, based on indicators of ‘everyday peace’ developed through focus groups. They also shared their views on a wide range of related topics, including elections, governance arrangements, security arrangements, trust in public authorities, civic space, national identity, and social cohesion, among others. The positive trend in overall perceptions of safety from 2021 to 2022 underlines the importance of sustaining the political transition. Recommendations for policymakers are presented in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Number of pages132
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2022


  • South Sudan
  • perceptions
  • everyday peace
  • peacebuilding
  • transition
  • elections
  • public authority
  • survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations


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