National Identity: Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan

Authors: David Deng, Sophia Dawkins, Christopher Oringa and Jan Pospisil

This policy brief presents a summary of findings about citizens’ perceptions of national identity from a survey of South Sudanese respondents in 2021-2022. Findings can inform discussions about national identity and nation-building in the context of South Sudan’s transitional process. Survey data shows that people retain a great deal of pride in their South Sudanese identity and in South Sudan’s independence, despite the protracted civil war. However, differences emerge across demographic groups and with exposure to conflict.

This policy brief was published by Detcro, the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, and PeaceRep: The Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform.

Access the full report on Perceptions of Peace in South Sudan: Longitudinal Findings (2022)

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