Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q9

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

Q9 Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people?
  1) Most people can be trusted
  2) Can't be too careful
  3) Other/Depends
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Most people can be trusted 26.5% 26.5%
Can't be too careful 61.4% 87.9%
Other/Depends 9.6% 97.5%
Don't know 2.1% 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
Most people can be trusted 25.7% 26.9% 26.0% 26.2%
Can't be too careful 62.0% 61.2% 61.8% 61.6%
Other/Depends 9.6% 9.7% 9.5% 9.6%
Don't know 2.3% 1.9% 2.0% 2.1%
Refused 0.3% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4%
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
Most people can be trusted 27.5% 25.9% 26.1% 25.6% 23.4% 26.5%
Can't be too careful 60.6% 61.3% 62.5% 61.3% 65.3% 61.4%
Other/Depends 9.4% 10.5% 9.0% 10.2% 7.7% 9.6%
Don't know 2.1% 1.8% 2.1% 2.5% 2.8% 2.1%
Refused 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Most people can be trusted 26.1% 26.9% 26.5%
Can't be too careful 61.9% 60.9% 61.4%
Other/Depends 9.6% 9.6% 9.6%
Don't know 2.1% 2.2% 2.1%
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
Most people can be trusted 25.2% 29.8% 19.1% 23.6% 26.5%
Can't be too careful 61.9% 60.6% 61.8% 58.0% 61.4%
Other/Depends 10.6% 6.6% 15.0% 15.5% 9.6%
Don't know 2.0% 2.1% 3.9% 1.7% 2.1%
Refused 0.3% 0.8% 0.2% 1.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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