Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q85A

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

Q85A [NEXT, I'M GOING TO READ SOME BEHAVIORS. FOR EACH, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE, MORALLY WRONG, OR IS IT NOT A MORAL ISSUE?] Divorce
  1) Morally acceptable
  2) Morally wrong
  3) Not a moral issue
  4) Depends on situation
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Morally acceptable 21.9% 21.9%
Morally wrong 61.9% 83.8%
Not a moral issue 6.3% 90.1%
Depends on situation 9.1% 99.2%
Don't know .5% 99.7%
Refused .3% 100%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Morally acceptable 23.0% 20.6% 22.0% 21.8%
Morally wrong 61.5% 63.0% 61.0% 62.0%
Not a moral issue 6.0% 6.8% 6.0% 6.3%
Depends on situation 9.0% 8.9% 10.1% 9.2%
Don't know 0.5% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
Refused 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 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
Morally acceptable 22.2% 21.4% 22.4% 21.6% 20.2% 21.9%
Morally wrong 62.0% 62.1% 60.6% 63.0% 60.4% 61.8%
Not a moral issue 6.2% 6.2% 7.2% 5.9% 6.8% 6.3%
Depends on situation 8.6% 9.7% 9.2% 9.0% 11.6% 9.1%
Don't know 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.8% 0.5%
Refused 0.4% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Morally acceptable 22.7% 21.0% 21.9%
Morally wrong 60.1% 63.6% 61.9%
Not a moral issue 6.6% 6.1% 6.3%
Depends on situation 9.8% 8.5% 9.1%
Don't know 0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Morally acceptable 16.2% 33.3% 23.6% 24.2% 21.9%
Morally wrong 68.2% 50.3% 53.4% 56.1% 62.0%
Not a moral issue 5.9% 7.0% 7.5% 6.6% 6.3%
Depends on situation 8.9% 8.8% 13.2% 12.2% 9.1%
Don't know 0.5% 0.4% 2.0% 0.9% 0.5%
Refused 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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