Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Data Archive > International Surveys and Data > Multiple Nation Surveys > Analysis


Q59B

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

Q59B [NOW I'M GOING TO READ YOU TWO STATEMENTS. PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER THE FIRST STATEMENT OR THE SECOND STATEMENT COMES CLOSER TO YOUR OWN VIEWS - EVEN IF NEITHER IS EXACTLY RIGHT.] There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion, OR there is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion
  1) There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion
  2) There is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion
  3) Neither/Both equally
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 53.4% 53.4%
There is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 40.3% 93.7%
Neither/Both equally 2.5% 96.2%
Don't know 3.1% 99.3%
Refused .7% 100%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 56.0% 52.1% 51.8% 53.5%
There is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 37.4% 41.8% 43.1% 40.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.3% 2.9% 2.1% 2.5%
Don't know 3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 3.1%
Refused 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24542


Age (I-AGE)

Age 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or over TOTAL
There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 52.1% 54.4% 54.2% 56.8% 52.4% 53.4%
There is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 41.5% 39.3% 39.7% 37.8% 40.7% 40.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.6% 2.6% 2.5% 1.9% 2.4% 2.5%
Don't know 3.1% 3.1% 2.9% 2.8% 4.1% 3.1%
Refused 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.6% 0.5% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 53.3% 53.4% 53.4%
There is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 40.1% 40.5% 40.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.7% 2.3% 2.5%
Don't know 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
Refused 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 51.2% 61.1% 31.3% 31.5% 53.5%
There is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion 43.7% 33.3% 49.2% 37.6% 40.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.4% 1.8% 6.1% 11.4% 2.5%
Don't know 2.5% 2.8% 10.4% 16.2% 3.1%
Refused 0.3% 1.0% 3.0% 3.1% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



Bookmark and Share