Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q88

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

Q88 Do you personally feel that the tactic of using arms and violence against civilians in defense of your religion can be often justified, sometimes justified, rarely justified, or never justified?
  1) Often justified
  2) Sometimes justified
  3) Rarely justified
  4) Never justified
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Often justified 9.1% 9.1%
Sometimes justified 13.2% 22.3%
Rarely justified 14.2% 36.5%
Never justified 56.2% 92.7%
Don't know 6.5% 99.2%
Refused .9% 100.1%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Often justified 8.6% 8.6% 9.5% 8.8%
Sometimes justified 12.0% 13.7% 14.5% 13.2%
Rarely justified 13.3% 14.6% 15.7% 14.3%
Never justified 57.9% 56.9% 53.7% 56.7%
Don't know 7.6% 5.7% 5.2% 6.4%
Refused 0.6% 0.5% 1.3% 0.7%
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
Often justified 9.3% 9.6% 8.3% 8.1% 9.1% 9.1%
Sometimes justified 13.7% 12.9% 12.4% 13.0% 12.0% 13.2%
Rarely justified 14.9% 13.5% 14.3% 13.5% 13.0% 14.3%
Never justified 55.0% 56.9% 57.6% 57.3% 57.0% 56.1%
Don't know 6.1% 6.3% 6.5% 7.4% 8.3% 6.4%
Refused 1.0% 0.7% 0.9% 0.6% 0.6% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Often justified 9.2% 9.0% 9.1%
Sometimes justified 13.1% 13.3% 13.2%
Rarely justified 14.4% 14.0% 14.2%
Never justified 56.6% 55.7% 56.2%
Don't know 5.7% 7.2% 6.5%
Refused 0.9% 0.8% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Often justified 7.2% 13.3% 4.9% 6.7% 9.1%
Sometimes justified 11.8% 16.3% 8.7% 14.0% 13.2%
Rarely justified 13.0% 16.8% 10.4% 17.6% 14.2%
Never justified 61.5% 45.2% 65.2% 51.4% 56.2%
Don't know 6.1% 6.7% 10.0% 9.1% 6.4%
Refused 0.5% 1.7% 0.8% 1.3% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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