Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q17

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

Q17 In our country, how free are you to practice your religion? Do you feel very free to practice your religion, somewhat free, not too free, or not at all free?
  1) Very free
  2) Somewhat free
  3) Not too free
  4) Not at all free
  5) Not religious/do not practice religion
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very free 83.3% 83.3%
Somewhat free 12% 95.3%
Not too free 2.5% 97.8%
Not at all free .8% 98.6%
Not religious/do not practice religion .5% 99.1%
Don't know .7% 99.8%
Refused .1% 99.9%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Very free 84.2% 82.2% 84.1% 83.4%
Somewhat free 10.7% 13.5% 11.6% 12.1%
Not too free 2.4% 2.6% 2.4% 2.5%
Not at all free 0.9% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8%
Not religious/do not practice religion 0.8% 0.4% 0.4% 0.5%
Don't know 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
Refused 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
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
Very free 82.7% 82.8% 84.0% 84.4% 85.9% 83.3%
Somewhat free 12.6% 12.7% 11.1% 11.0% 8.4% 12.0%
Not too free 2.7% 2.1% 2.8% 2.4% 2.2% 2.5%
Not at all free 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 0.6% 0.6% 0.8%
Not religious/do not practice religion 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 1.8% 0.5%
Don't know 0.6% 0.7% 0.6% 1.1% 1.0% 0.7%
Refused 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very free 83.0% 83.6% 83.3%
Somewhat free 12.0% 12.1% 12.0%
Not too free 2.6% 2.5% 2.5%
Not at all free 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
Not religious/do not practice religion 0.8% 0.3% 0.5%
Don't know 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
Refused 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Very free 85.0% 82.1% 74.4% 64.6% 83.5%
Somewhat free 11.7% 12.4% 11.2% 15.7% 12.0%
Not too free 2.0% 3.4% 4.9% 3.1% 2.5%
Not at all free 0.6% 0.8% 3.5% 2.4% 0.8%
Not religious/do not practice religion 0.2% 0.2% 3.3% 10.3% 0.5%
Don't know 0.5% 0.8% 2.0% 3.3% 0.7%
Refused 0.1% 0.2% 0.8% 0.6% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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