Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q85F

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

Q85F [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?] Sex between people who are not married to each other
  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 9.9% 9.9%
Morally wrong 74.8% 84.7%
Not a moral issue 8.8% 93.5%
Depends on situation 5.3% 98.8%
Don't know .8% 99.6%
Refused .3% 99.9%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Morally acceptable 9.2% 11.0% 8.8% 9.9%
Morally wrong 77.5% 72.6% 74.5% 74.9%
Not a moral issue 8.0% 9.6% 9.1% 8.9%
Depends on situation 4.3% 5.7% 6.7% 5.3%
Don't know 0.8% 0.9% 0.5% 0.8%
Refused 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 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 11.1% 9.5% 9.1% 7.4% 7.8% 9.9%
Morally wrong 72.5% 75.3% 75.4% 80.0% 80.8% 74.8%
Not a moral issue 9.4% 8.5% 9.2% 7.6% 7.3% 8.9%
Depends on situation 5.8% 5.6% 5.0% 4.0% 3.1% 5.3%
Don't know 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 0.7% 1.0% 0.8%
Refused 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Morally acceptable 10.3% 9.5% 9.9%
Morally wrong 73.8% 75.8% 74.8%
Not a moral issue 9.2% 8.4% 8.8%
Depends on situation 5.6% 5.0% 5.3%
Don't know 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
Refused 0.3% 0.4% 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 9.7% 8.6% 21.0% 22.3% 9.9%
Morally wrong 74.8% 77.4% 62.3% 49.4% 74.9%
Not a moral issue 8.3% 9.3% 9.4% 16.1% 8.8%
Depends on situation 5.9% 3.7% 5.1% 10.0% 5.3%
Don't know 0.8% 0.7% 2.0% 2.2% 0.8%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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