Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q59D

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

Q59D [ASK IF MUSLIM: 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.] Women should have the right to decide if they wear a veil, OR women should not have the right to decide whether to wear a veil - society should decide
  1) Women should have the right to decide if they wear a veil
  2) Women should not have the right to decide whether to wear a veil - society should decide
  3) Neither/Both equally
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Women should have the right to decide if they wear a veil 42.2% 42.2%
Women should not have the right to decide whether to wear a veil - society should decide 49.6% 91.8%
Neither/Both equally 3.6% 95.4%
Don't know 3.3% 98.7%
Refused 1.3% 100%
Total N = 8406

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Women should have the right to decide if they wear a veil 40.1% 43.4% 44.2% 41.9%
Women should not have the right to decide whether to wear a veil - society should decide 53.1% 48.1% 45.0% 50.0%
Neither/Both equally 3.4% 3.4% 4.1% 3.5%
Don't know 2.6% 3.6% 4.8% 3.3%
Refused 0.8% 1.5% 1.9% 1.2%
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
Women should have the right to decide if they wear a veil 44.1% 44.0% 40.2% 37.7% 34.8% 42.2%
Women should not have the right to decide whether to wear a veil - society should decide 47.8% 48.4% 52.0% 53.7% 54.3% 49.6%
Neither/Both equally 3.3% 3.4% 3.6% 3.8% 5.2% 3.5%
Don't know 3.4% 3.2% 3.2% 3.0% 4.1% 3.3%
Refused 1.4% 1.0% 1.0% 1.7% 1.7% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8361


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Women should have the right to decide if they wear a veil 36.5% 48.4% 42.2%
Women should not have the right to decide whether to wear a veil - society should decide 55.1% 43.7% 49.6%
Neither/Both equally 3.8% 3.3% 3.5%
Don't know 3.4% 3.2% 3.3%
Refused 1.2% 1.4% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
8406


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Women should have the right to decide if they wear a veil 0.0% 42.2% 0.0% 0.0% 42.2%
Women should not have the right to decide whether to wear a veil - society should decide 0.0% 49.6% 0.0% 0.0% 49.6%
Neither/Both equally 0.0% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0% 3.6%
Don't know 0.0% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3%
Refused 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8406



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