Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q26

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

Q26 At the present time, do you think people who are NOT religious are increasing their influence on life in our country or losing their influence?
  1) Increasing influence
  2) Losing influence
  3) Same/neither increasing nor losing
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Increasing influence 27.7% 27.7%
Losing influence 41.4% 69.1%
Same/neither increasing nor losing 11.3% 80.4%
Don't know 18.5% 98.9%
Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Increasing influence 24.0% 29.8% 29.7% 27.5%
Losing influence 41.3% 41.3% 42.7% 41.6%
Same/neither increasing nor losing 11.9% 11.1% 10.9% 11.4%
Don't know 21.5% 17.1% 15.4% 18.5%
Refused 1.1% 0.7% 1.3% 1.0%
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
Increasing influence 28.4% 28.1% 27.4% 24.6% 25.6% 27.7%
Losing influence 42.3% 40.3% 41.3% 41.1% 40.2% 41.5%
Same/neither increasing nor losing 10.6% 12.3% 11.8% 12.1% 10.3% 11.3%
Don't know 17.7% 18.3% 18.6% 20.8% 21.8% 18.5%
Refused 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 1.5% 2.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Increasing influence 28.1% 27.2% 27.7%
Losing influence 41.6% 41.2% 41.4%
Same/neither increasing nor losing 11.7% 11.0% 11.3%
Don't know 17.6% 19.5% 18.5%
Refused 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Increasing influence 30.1% 21.7% 30.1% 34.3% 27.6%
Losing influence 42.0% 41.7% 28.3% 33.9% 41.5%
Same/neither increasing nor losing 10.7% 11.9% 19.1% 14.2% 11.3%
Don't know 16.8% 22.2% 20.9% 16.2% 18.6%
Refused 0.4% 2.4% 1.6% 1.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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