Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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Q51J

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

Q51J [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] That certain spiritual people can protect you from bad things happening?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 39.1% 39.1%
No 55.8% 94.9%
Don't know 4.6% 99.5%
Refused .6% 100.1%
Total N = 25091

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

Completed primary or less Some secondary/Completed secondary Post-secondary and up TOTAL
Yes 45.0% 37.4% 30.2% 39.1%
No 50.3% 57.6% 63.8% 55.9%
Don't know 4.2% 4.5% 4.9% 4.5%
Refused 0.4% 0.4% 1.0% 0.5%
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 36.7% 39.3% 41.3% 41.5% 47.1% 39.0%
No 57.6% 55.6% 54.1% 54.6% 48.6% 55.8%
Don't know 5.0% 4.6% 4.1% 3.5% 4.0% 4.6%
Refused 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24945


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 40.0% 38.1% 39.1%
No 54.8% 56.7% 55.8%
Don't know 4.5% 4.6% 4.6%
Refused 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
25091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Muslim Ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religion Unaffiliated TOTAL
Yes 35.5% 43.1% 83.9% 44.9% 39.0%
No 60.1% 50.6% 11.6% 45.1% 55.8%
Don't know 4.1% 5.2% 4.3% 10.0% 4.6%
Refused 0.3% 1.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
24943



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