Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q76

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

Q76 [ASK IF RAISED MUSLIM] As a child were you raised Sunni, Shia, or something else?
  1) Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali)
  2) Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener)
  3) Ahmadiyya
  91) Something else
  92) None in particular
  97) Just a Muslim, not further specified
  99) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 48.2% 48.2%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 6.3% 54.5%
Ahmadiyya 2.6% 57.1%
Something else 2.8% 59.9%
None in particular 2% 61.9%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 28% 89.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 100.1%
Total N = 7923

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 45.7% 47.7% 55.2% 48.0%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 7.1% 6.8% 4.3% 6.5%
Ahmadiyya 3.4% 2.3% 0.9% 2.6%
Something else 2.6% 3.2% 2.9% 2.8%
None in particular 2.1% 2.1% 1.8% 2.0%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 29.3% 28.6% 25.9% 28.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 9.2% 9.1% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
7656


Age (I-AGE)

Age 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or over TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 48.4% 45.8% 47.4% 50.6% 55.0% 48.3%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 6.4% 7.0% 6.7% 5.1% 4.4% 6.3%
Ahmadiyya 2.0% 2.7% 2.8% 3.4% 3.8% 2.6%
Something else 2.8% 2.3% 3.2% 3.3% 2.7% 2.8%
None in particular 1.5% 2.6% 2.0% 2.1% 3.5% 2.0%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 28.7% 28.2% 27.4% 26.8% 24.6% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 11.4% 10.5% 8.8% 6.0% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
7889


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 49.6% 46.7% 48.2%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 6.2% 6.5% 6.3%
Ahmadiyya 2.8% 2.3% 2.5%
Something else 3.1% 2.4% 2.8%
None in particular 2.1% 1.9% 2.0%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 26.8% 29.2% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 11.0% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
7923


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 20.7% 49.0% 0.0% 9.1% 48.2%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 6.7% 6.3% 0.0% 9.1% 6.3%
Ahmadiyya 1.7% 2.6% 0.0% 9.1% 2.6%
Something else 4.5% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
None in particular 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 38.5% 27.7% 0.0% 45.5% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 27.9% 9.7% 100.0% 27.3% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
7906



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