Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q85C

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

Q85C [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?] Euthanasia - ending the life of the incurably sick
  1) Morally acceptable
  2) Morally wrong
  3) Not a moral issue
  4) Depends on the situation
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Morally acceptable 5.4% 5.4%
Morally wrong 80% 85.4%
Not a moral issue 7.3% 92.7%
Depends on the situation 4.8% 97.5%
Don't know 2.1% 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
Morally acceptable 4.9% 5.6% 5.5% 5.3%
Morally wrong 81.8% 80.0% 77.3% 80.2%
Not a moral issue 6.7% 7.2% 8.6% 7.3%
Depends on the situation 4.0% 4.8% 6.5% 4.8%
Don't know 2.3% 2.1% 1.8% 2.1%
Refused 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
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 5.6% 5.3% 5.4% 4.6% 4.9% 5.4%
Morally wrong 79.7% 80.6% 79.7% 81.2% 79.2% 80.0%
Not a moral issue 7.2% 7.0% 7.9% 7.2% 7.5% 7.3%
Depends on the situation 5.0% 4.8% 4.3% 4.9% 4.6% 4.8%
Don't know 1.9% 2.2% 2.4% 1.7% 3.3% 2.1%
Refused 0.5% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Morally acceptable 5.5% 5.2% 5.4%
Morally wrong 79.7% 80.3% 80.0%
Not a moral issue 7.5% 7.1% 7.3%
Depends on the situation 4.9% 4.7% 4.8%
Don't know 2.0% 2.2% 2.1%
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
Morally acceptable 5.1% 5.4% 7.5% 9.8% 5.4%
Morally wrong 80.5% 80.6% 72.2% 65.7% 80.0%
Not a moral issue 7.2% 7.3% 7.1% 10.5% 7.3%
Depends on the situation 4.8% 4.4% 8.3% 8.7% 4.8%
Don't know 2.0% 2.0% 3.4% 5.3% 2.1%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 1.4% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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