Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q12

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

Q12 Some feel that we should rely on a democratic form of government to solve our country's problems. Others feel that we should rely on a leader with a strong hand to solve our country's problems. Which comes closer to your opinion?
  1) Democratic form of government
  2) Strong leader
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Democratic form of government 70.3% 70.3%
Strong leader 26.1% 96.4%
Don't know 3.1% 99.5%
Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Democratic form of government 68.9% 70.6% 72.6% 70.3%
Strong leader 26.4% 26.6% 24.8% 26.2%
Don't know 4.2% 2.5% 1.9% 3.0%
Refused 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 0.5%
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
Democratic form of government 70.9% 70.1% 69.6% 68.6% 73.1% 70.4%
Strong leader 25.8% 26.1% 26.8% 27.4% 21.8% 26.0%
Don't know 2.8% 3.1% 3.0% 3.4% 4.7% 3.1%
Refused 0.4% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Democratic form of government 71.2% 69.5% 70.3%
Strong leader 26.0% 26.1% 26.1%
Don't know 2.5% 3.7% 3.1%
Refused 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Democratic form of government 70.2% 72.2% 57.0% 62.5% 70.4%
Strong leader 26.6% 23.7% 36.5% 31.2% 26.0%
Don't know 2.8% 3.2% 5.7% 5.7% 3.1%
Refused 0.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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