Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q51I

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

Q51I [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] That sacrifices to spirits or ancestors can protect you from bad things happening?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 31.5% 31.5%
No 63.2% 94.7%
Don't know 4.7% 99.4%
Refused .7% 100.1%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Yes 38.7% 29.0% 21.7% 31.4%
No 56.9% 65.8% 72.4% 63.5%
Don't know 4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 4.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.6% 1.0% 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
Yes 28.7% 31.7% 33.8% 34.1% 41.9% 31.4%
No 65.5% 63.1% 61.8% 60.9% 53.6% 63.3%
Don't know 5.1% 4.7% 3.8% 4.3% 4.0% 4.7%
Refused 0.8% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 32.6% 30.3% 31.5%
No 62.3% 64.1% 63.2%
Don't know 4.5% 4.9% 4.7%
Refused 0.6% 0.7% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Yes 26.7% 35.8% 92.9% 48.1% 31.4%
No 68.4% 57.9% 5.9% 42.9% 63.3%
Don't know 4.4% 5.1% 0.6% 8.7% 4.7%
Refused 0.4% 1.2% 0.6% 0.4% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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