Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q66A

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

Q66A [PLEASE TELL ME HOW OFTEN YOU DO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING. WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR, SELDOM, OR NEVER?] Read scripture outside of religious services
  1) At least once a week
  2) Once or twice a month
  3) Several times a year
  4) Seldom
  5) Never
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
At least once a week 49.6% 49.6%
Once or twice a month 16.3% 65.9%
Several times a year 9.3% 75.2%
Seldom 13.3% 88.5%
Never 10.6% 99.1%
Don't know .5% 99.6%
Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
At least once a week 41.7% 52.2% 59.4% 49.5%
Once or twice a month 15.2% 17.8% 15.7% 16.4%
Several times a year 8.8% 9.7% 9.9% 9.4%
Seldom 15.2% 13.3% 10.1% 13.4%
Never 18.2% 6.6% 4.0% 10.6%
Don't know 0.7% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
Refused 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.2%
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
At least once a week 49.3% 51.8% 48.1% 51.1% 45.1% 49.6%
Once or twice a month 17.5% 15.9% 15.6% 13.7% 15.8% 16.4%
Several times a year 9.6% 9.0% 9.7% 9.1% 8.1% 9.3%
Seldom 14.3% 12.9% 12.5% 11.9% 11.7% 13.3%
Never 8.4% 9.7% 13.4% 13.1% 18.3% 10.5%
Don't know 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 1.0% 0.9% 0.5%
Refused 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 49.3% 49.9% 49.6%
Once or twice a month 16.7% 15.9% 16.3%
Several times a year 9.7% 8.9% 9.3%
Seldom 13.4% 13.2% 13.3%
Never 10.0% 11.2% 10.6%
Don't know 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
At least once a week 52.0% 49.7% 7.9% 18.8% 49.7%
Once or twice a month 17.5% 14.8% 10.4% 10.1% 16.4%
Several times a year 9.6% 9.5% 1.6% 6.6% 9.3%
Seldom 12.3% 15.7% 7.7% 14.6% 13.3%
Never 8.0% 9.3% 67.4% 47.4% 10.4%
Don't know 0.3% 0.7% 3.3% 1.5% 0.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.4% 1.6% 0.9% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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