Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q16

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

Q16 Which one of these comes closest to your opinion, number 1 and number 2?
  1) Number 1 - It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values
  2) Number 2 - It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Number 1 - It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 28.9% 28.9%
Number 2 - It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 69.2% 98.1%
Don't know 1.5% 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
Number 1 - It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 29.3% 28.2% 28.9% 28.7%
Number 2 - It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 68.7% 70.2% 69.3% 69.4%
Don't know 1.7% 1.3% 1.4% 1.5%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 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
Number 1 - It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 29.6% 29.2% 28.7% 25.3% 27.1% 28.8%
Number 2 - It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 68.7% 68.7% 69.6% 72.7% 70.0% 69.3%
Don't know 1.4% 1.6% 1.4% 1.6% 1.9% 1.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 1.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Number 1 - It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 30.0% 27.7% 28.9%
Number 2 - It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 68.0% 70.4% 69.2%
Don't know 1.6% 1.4% 1.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Number 1 - It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 28.6% 27.2% 47.5% 41.3% 28.8%
Number 2 - It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 69.9% 70.5% 46.2% 53.7% 69.3%
Don't know 1.2% 1.6% 5.7% 4.1% 1.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.7% 0.6% 0.9% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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