Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q85B

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

Q85B [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?] Prostitution
  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 3.5% 3.5%
Morally wrong 88.3% 91.8%
Not a moral issue 5.3% 97.1%
Depends on situation 2.1% 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 3.2% 4.0% 2.8% 3.5%
Morally wrong 89.3% 88.0% 88.1% 88.5%
Not a moral issue 5.1% 5.4% 5.4% 5.2%
Depends on situation 1.7% 2.0% 3.1% 2.1%
Don't know 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
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 3.9% 3.4% 3.1% 3.0% 2.7% 3.5%
Morally wrong 87.3% 88.6% 88.8% 90.9% 89.4% 88.3%
Not a moral issue 5.4% 5.1% 5.5% 4.7% 5.4% 5.3%
Depends on situation 2.4% 2.3% 1.9% 0.9% 1.5% 2.1%
Don't know 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.6% 0.5%
Refused 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Morally acceptable 3.4% 3.6% 3.5%
Morally wrong 88.5% 88.1% 88.3%
Not a moral issue 5.0% 5.5% 5.3%
Depends on situation 2.2% 2.0% 2.1%
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 3.2% 3.8% 3.7% 6.3% 3.5%
Morally wrong 89.7% 86.4% 87.8% 80.3% 88.4%
Not a moral issue 4.4% 6.8% 3.9% 8.7% 5.2%
Depends on situation 2.1% 2.1% 2.2% 3.9% 2.1%
Don't know 0.3% 0.6% 2.0% 0.7% 0.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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