Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q73

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

Now thinking about when you were a child, in what religion were you raised?
  1) Christian
  2) Muslim
  3) Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion
  4) Unaffiliated
  5) Other/Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Christian 63.4% 63.4%
Muslim 31.7% 95.1%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 2.7% 97.8%
Unaffiliated 1.2% 99%
Other/Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100.1%
Total N = 23591

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Christian 52.0% 71.7% 70.4% 64.0%
Muslim 40.1% 25.1% 27.0% 31.2%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 5.5% 1.2% 0.7% 2.7%
Unaffiliated 1.2% 1.2% 1.1% 1.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
23047


Age (I-AGE)

Age 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or over TOTAL
Christian 66.5% 63.8% 61.3% 55.6% 56.6% 63.5%
Muslim 30.2% 31.9% 31.4% 37.6% 33.0% 31.6%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 1.2% 2.2% 4.5% 4.7% 7.5% 2.6%
Unaffiliated 0.9% 1.4% 1.7% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.7% 1.1% 0.9% 1.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
23506


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Christian 62.1% 64.7% 63.4%
Muslim 32.1% 31.2% 31.7%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 3.3% 2.1% 2.7%
Unaffiliated 1.3% 1.1% 1.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.9% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
23591


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Christian 96.0% 2.8% 13.7% 44.5% 63.5%
Muslim 1.2% 96.2% 1.0% 3.2% 31.8%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 1.3% 0.3% 81.8% 5.2% 2.7%
Unaffiliated 0.8% 0.3% 2.1% 37.4% 1.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.5% 1.4% 9.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
23460



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