Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q56

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

Q56 [ASK IF CHRISTIAN] Which comes closest to your view? The Bible is the word of God, OR the Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God?
  1) Word of God
  2) Written by men, not the word of God
  3) Other
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Word of God 95.6% 95.6%
Written by men, not the word of God 3.1% 98.7%
Other .3% 99%
Don't know .8% 99.8%
Refused .2% 100%
Total N = 15542

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Word of God 95.0% 96.0% 96.6% 95.8%
Written by men, not the word of God 3.7% 3.1% 2.3% 3.1%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.3%
Don't know 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
Refused 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
15297


Age (I-AGE)

Age 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or over TOTAL
Word of God 95.1% 96.0% 96.0% 96.2% 95.5% 95.6%
Written by men, not the word of God 3.3% 3.0% 3.0% 2.6% 3.5% 3.1%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
Don't know 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 0.8%
Refused 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
15475


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Word of God 94.9% 96.2% 95.6%
Written by men, not the word of God 3.8% 2.5% 3.1%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Don't know 0.9% 0.8% 0.8%
Refused 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
15542


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Word of God 95.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 95.6%
Written by men, not the word of God 3.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.1%
Other 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Don't know 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
15542



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