Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q42

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

Q42 How important is religion in your life - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 86.2% 86.2%
Somewhat important 9.5% 95.7%
Not too important 2% 97.7%
Not at all important 1.1% 98.8%
Don't know .8% 99.6%
Refused .5% 100.1%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Very important 87.0% 85.6% 87.0% 86.4%
Somewhat important 8.7% 10.3% 9.3% 9.5%
Not too important 2.0% 2.0% 1.7% 1.9%
Not at all important 1.2% 1.0% 0.8% 1.0%
Don't know 0.8% 0.6% 0.8% 0.7%
Refused 0.3% 0.5% 0.5% 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
Very important 85.4% 87.5% 86.1% 87.3% 87.2% 86.3%
Somewhat important 10.4% 8.4% 8.9% 8.9% 8.2% 9.5%
Not too important 2.0% 2.1% 2.1% 1.8% 1.4% 2.0%
Not at all important 0.9% 0.8% 1.7% 0.9% 2.1% 1.1%
Don't know 0.9% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 0.8%
Refused 0.5% 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 84.9% 87.6% 86.2%
Somewhat important 10.2% 8.7% 9.5%
Not too important 2.3% 1.7% 2.0%
Not at all important 1.3% 0.8% 1.1%
Don't know 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
Refused 0.5% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Very important 85.9% 92.6% 57.8% 41.0% 86.5%
Somewhat important 10.8% 5.5% 16.9% 17.5% 9.4%
Not too important 1.9% 0.6% 7.3% 17.0% 2.0%
Not at all important 0.3% 0.5% 8.4% 20.1% 1.0%
Don't know 0.7% 0.4% 6.3% 3.5% 0.8%
Refused 0.4% 0.4% 3.3% 0.9% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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