Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q10

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

Q10 And which of these three statements is closest to your own opinion?
  1) Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government
  2) In some circumstances, a non-democratic government can be preferable
  3) For someone like me, it doesn't matter what kind of government we have
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government 73.3% 73.3%
In some circumstances, a non-democratic government can be preferable 13.2% 86.5%
For someone like me, it doesn't matter what kind of government we have 9.4% 95.9%
Don't know 2.8% 98.7%
Refused 1.3% 100%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government 71.4% 73.9% 76.1% 73.3%
In some circumstances, a non-democratic government can be preferable 11.8% 13.9% 14.3% 13.1%
For someone like me, it doesn't matter what kind of government we have 11.0% 9.0% 7.3% 9.5%
Don't know 4.1% 2.0% 1.7% 2.8%
Refused 1.8% 1.2% 0.6% 1.3%
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
Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government 73.7% 74.0% 71.8% 71.5% 74.6% 73.4%
In some circumstances, a non-democratic government can be preferable 13.7% 12.7% 13.7% 14.3% 8.4% 13.2%
For someone like me, it doesn't matter what kind of government we have 8.8% 9.6% 10.0% 9.8% 11.1% 9.4%
Don't know 2.6% 2.3% 3.0% 2.8% 4.7% 2.7%
Refused 1.2% 1.4% 1.5% 1.6% 1.2% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government 74.1% 72.5% 73.3%
In some circumstances, a non-democratic government can be preferable 13.6% 12.8% 13.2%
For someone like me, it doesn't matter what kind of government we have 8.8% 10.0% 9.4%
Don't know 2.2% 3.4% 2.8%
Refused 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government 74.3% 72.9% 62.7% 63.0% 73.4%
In some circumstances, a non-democratic government can be preferable 12.7% 14.1% 12.4% 13.8% 13.2%
For someone like me, it doesn't matter what kind of government we have 9.2% 8.9% 15.3% 15.3% 9.4%
Don't know 2.5% 2.9% 9.0% 2.9% 2.7%
Refused 1.3% 1.3% 0.6% 5.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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