Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q85H

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

Q85H [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?] Having an abortion
  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 4% 4%
Morally wrong 85.1% 89.1%
Not a moral issue 4.6% 93.7%
Depends on the situation 5.2% 98.9%
Don't know .7% 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 4.0% 3.9% 3.7% 3.9%
Morally wrong 86.5% 85.0% 84.0% 85.4%
Not a moral issue 4.5% 4.6% 4.4% 4.5%
Depends on the situation 4.2% 5.4% 6.8% 5.2%
Don't know 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6%
Refused 0.3% 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 4.1% 4.4% 4.0% 3.2% 3.1% 4.0%
Morally wrong 84.4% 85.2% 85.1% 86.4% 87.7% 85.1%
Not a moral issue 4.6% 4.3% 4.9% 4.9% 4.2% 4.6%
Depends on the situation 5.6% 5.1% 4.9% 4.9% 3.9% 5.2%
Don't know 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.4% 0.8% 0.7%
Refused 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Morally acceptable 3.7% 4.3% 4.0%
Morally wrong 85.6% 84.6% 85.1%
Not a moral issue 4.3% 4.8% 4.6%
Depends on the situation 5.2% 5.2% 5.2%
Don't know 0.8% 0.6% 0.7%
Refused 0.4% 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 3.7% 4.4% 3.3% 6.3% 4.0%
Morally wrong 85.6% 84.8% 86.6% 77.3% 85.2%
Not a moral issue 4.1% 5.4% 5.1% 5.0% 4.5%
Depends on the situation 5.5% 4.3% 2.9% 9.8% 5.1%
Don't know 0.6% 0.7% 1.2% 1.5% 0.7%
Refused 0.4% 0.4% 1.0% 0.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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