Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q15

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

Q15 And would it be okay with you if the political leaders of our country have a different religion than yours, or do you only want political leaders who share your religion?
  1) Okay if political leaders have a different religion than yours
  2) Only want political leaders who share your religion
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Okay if political leaders have a different religion than yours 64.5% 64.5%
Only want political leaders who share your religion 29.9% 94.4%
Don't know 4.7% 99.1%
Refused 1% 100.1%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Okay if political leaders have a different religion than yours 63.0% 67.3% 63.8% 65.0%
Only want political leaders who share your religion 30.6% 28.1% 30.6% 29.6%
Don't know 5.5% 3.8% 4.6% 4.6%
Refused 0.9% 0.8% 1.1% 0.9%
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
Okay if political leaders have a different religion than yours 64.7% 64.5% 64.3% 62.6% 68.7% 64.6%
Only want political leaders who share your religion 30.1% 29.7% 29.9% 31.2% 25.2% 29.8%
Don't know 4.4% 4.7% 4.8% 4.9% 5.6% 4.6%
Refused 0.9% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 0.4% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Okay if political leaders have a different religion than yours 65.6% 63.4% 64.5%
Only want political leaders who share your religion 28.9% 30.9% 29.9%
Don't know 4.5% 4.8% 4.7%
Refused 1.0% 0.9% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Okay if political leaders have a different religion than yours 68.4% 57.4% 57.2% 58.7% 64.5%
Only want political leaders who share your religion 26.7% 36.8% 25.9% 29.0% 29.9%
Don't know 4.2% 4.5% 14.9% 11.4% 4.6%
Refused 0.7% 1.4% 2.0% 0.9% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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