Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q85D

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

Q85D [NEXT, I'M GOING TO READ SOME BEHAVIORS. FOR EACH, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU PERSONALLY BELIVE THAT IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE, MORALLY WRONG, OR IS IT NOT A MORAL ISSUE?] Suicide
  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 3.4% 3.4%
Morally wrong 87.2% 90.6%
Not a moral issue 5.8% 96.4%
Depends on situation 2.5% 98.9%
Don't know .8% 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 3.3% 3.6% 2.6% 3.3%
Morally wrong 87.5% 87.2% 87.8% 87.4%
Not a moral issue 5.8% 5.7% 5.9% 5.8%
Depends on situation 2.5% 2.4% 2.8% 2.5%
Don't know 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 0.8%
Refused 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 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 3.5% 3.7% 3.1% 2.7% 3.1% 3.4%
Morally wrong 87.3% 86.6% 86.4% 88.9% 88.2% 87.2%
Not a moral issue 5.5% 5.9% 6.9% 5.7% 5.8% 5.8%
Depends on situation 2.6% 2.9% 2.6% 1.8% 1.6% 2.5%
Don't know 0.9% 0.9% 0.8% 0.7% 1.0% 0.8%
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 3.5% 3.3% 3.4%
Morally wrong 87.2% 87.2% 87.2%
Not a moral issue 5.8% 5.8% 5.8%
Depends on situation 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
Don't know 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
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 3.3% 3.5% 4.7% 4.6% 3.4%
Morally wrong 87.8% 86.6% 83.9% 81.5% 87.2%
Not a moral issue 5.5% 6.3% 6.1% 8.1% 5.8%
Depends on situation 2.4% 2.6% 2.2% 4.1% 2.5%
Don't know 0.8% 0.7% 1.8% 1.5% 0.8%
Refused 0.3% 0.2% 1.2% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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