Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q32

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

Q32 Which is your present religion, if any?
  1) Christian
  2) Muslim
  3) Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion
  4) Unaffiliated
  5) Other/Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Christian 63.8% 63.8%
Muslim 31.4% 95.2%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 2% 97.2%
Unaffiliated 2.2% 99.4%
Other/Don't know/Refused .6% 100%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Christian 54.0% 71.1% 70.3% 64.3%
Muslim 39.1% 25.0% 27.3% 31.0%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 3.8% 0.9% 0.5% 2.0%
Unaffiliated 2.5% 2.4% 1.2% 2.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.6%
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
Christian 66.9% 63.8% 61.7% 57.1% 57.5% 63.9%
Muslim 29.8% 31.8% 31.9% 37.0% 32.4% 31.4%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 0.8% 1.5% 3.6% 3.0% 5.9% 1.9%
Unaffiliated 2.0% 2.4% 2.2% 2.2% 2.6% 2.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 1.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Christian 61.9% 65.8% 63.8%
Muslim 32.2% 30.7% 31.4%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 2.5% 1.4% 2.0%
Unaffiliated 2.6% 1.7% 2.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.4% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Christian 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 64.2%
Muslim 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.6%
Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 2.0%
Unaffiliated 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 2.2%
Other/Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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