Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q55

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q55 [ASK IF MUSLIM] And would you say that the Koran is to be taken literally, word for word, OR not everything in the Koran should be taken literally, word for word?
  1) Taken literally, word for word
  2) Not everything should be taken literally, word for word
  3) Other
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Taken literally, word for word 82.3% 82.3%
Not everything should be taken literally, word for word 13.6% 95.9%
Other .5% 96.4%
Don't know 2.8% 99.2%
Refused .8% 100%
Total N = 8406

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Taken literally, word for word 82.8% 81.6% 81.7% 82.2%
Not everything should be taken literally, word for word 13.6% 14.5% 12.6% 13.7%
Other 0.4% 0.5% 1.0% 0.5%
Don't know 2.7% 2.6% 3.1% 2.7%
Refused 0.4% 0.7% 1.7% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8129


Age (I-AGE)

Age 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or over TOTAL
Taken literally, word for word 81.4% 82.3% 81.2% 84.9% 86.1% 82.2%
Not everything should be taken literally, word for word 14.2% 13.8% 13.3% 12.4% 10.5% 13.6%
Other 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% 0.9% 0.5%
Don't know 3.0% 2.5% 3.4% 2.2% 2.4% 2.8%
Refused 0.7% 0.9% 1.5% 0.5% 0.2% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8361


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Taken literally, word for word 82.8% 81.8% 82.3%
Not everything should be taken literally, word for word 13.4% 13.7% 13.6%
Other 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
Don't know 2.3% 3.4% 2.8%
Refused 1.0% 0.6% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
8406


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Taken literally, word for word 0.0% 82.3% 0.0% 0.0% 82.3%
Not everything should be taken literally, word for word 0.0% 13.6% 0.0% 0.0% 13.6%
Other 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Don't know 0.0% 2.8% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
Refused 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8406



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