Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q37

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

Q37 [ASK IF MUSLIM] Are you Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, or Hanbali), Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver or Ismaili/Sevener), or something else?
  1) Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali)
  2) Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener)
  3) Ahmadiyya
  91) Something else
  92) None in particular
  97) Just a Muslim, not further specified
  99) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 49.7% 49.7%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 6.6% 56.3%
Ahmadiyya 3.5% 59.8%
Something else 2.9% 62.7%
None in particular 2.2% 64.9%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 26.6% 91.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 100%
Total N = 8066

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 46.9% 49.5% 56.9% 49.5%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 7.6% 7.0% 4.2% 6.8%
Ahmadiyya 4.4% 3.3% 1.8% 3.6%
Something else 2.9% 3.6% 2.6% 3.1%
None in particular 2.8% 1.8% 1.8% 2.3%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 27.6% 27.9% 24.2% 27.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 7.1% 8.6% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
7791


Age (I-AGE)

Age 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or over TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 48.6% 48.9% 50.4% 51.4% 56.3% 49.7%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 6.7% 6.9% 6.8% 5.8% 5.1% 6.6%
Ahmadiyya 2.8% 3.8% 3.9% 4.6% 4.0% 3.5%
Something else 2.8% 2.8% 3.5% 2.9% 3.7% 2.9%
None in particular 2.0% 2.2% 2.3% 2.6% 2.6% 2.2%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 28.2% 26.6% 24.8% 25.1% 22.4% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 8.9% 8.3% 7.7% 5.9% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8030


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 51.1% 48.2% 49.7%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 6.9% 6.3% 6.6%
Ahmadiyya 3.8% 3.1% 3.5%
Something else 3.2% 2.7% 2.9%
None in particular 2.2% 2.3% 2.2%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 25.1% 28.2% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 9.4% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
8066


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Sunni (for example, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali) 0.0% 49.7% 0.0% 0.0% 49.7%
Shi'a (for example, Ithnashari/Twelver, Ismaili/Sevener) 0.0% 6.6% 0.0% 0.0% 6.6%
Ahmadiyya 0.0% 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 3.5%
Something else 0.0% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 2.9%
None in particular 0.0% 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2%
Just a Muslim, not further specified 0.0% 26.6% 0.0% 0.0% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 8.5% 0.0% 0.0% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8066



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