Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q85G

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

Q85G [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?] Polygamy - having more than one wife
  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 27.6% 27.6%
Morally wrong 55.7% 83.3%
Not a moral issue 8.9% 92.2%
Depends on situation 6.2% 98.4%
Don't know 1.2% 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 33.9% 23.5% 23.5% 27.6%
Morally wrong 50.6% 59.4% 59.0% 55.9%
Not a moral issue 8.3% 9.3% 9.3% 8.9%
Depends on situation 6.2% 6.1% 6.6% 6.2%
Don't know 0.9% 1.3% 1.1% 1.1%
Refused 0.1% 0.3% 0.4% 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 26.2% 26.0% 30.2% 32.1% 32.1% 27.6%
Morally wrong 57.1% 56.8% 52.7% 52.3% 52.6% 55.7%
Not a moral issue 8.8% 8.9% 9.9% 8.0% 8.4% 8.9%
Depends on situation 6.2% 6.5% 5.9% 6.2% 5.8% 6.2%
Don't know 1.2% 1.5% 1.0% 1.1% 0.9% 1.2%
Refused 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Morally acceptable 29.8% 25.4% 27.6%
Morally wrong 53.1% 58.3% 55.7%
Not a moral issue 9.2% 8.6% 8.9%
Depends on situation 6.3% 6.1% 6.2%
Don't know 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%
Refused 0.3% 0.4% 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 13.0% 55.8% 50.0% 32.3% 27.7%
Morally wrong 71.0% 26.5% 33.3% 49.4% 55.7%
Not a moral issue 8.3% 9.7% 10.4% 9.6% 8.9%
Depends on situation 6.0% 6.6% 5.5% 7.0% 6.2%
Don't know 1.3% 1.1% 0.6% 1.3% 1.2%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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