Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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EMPLOY

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

Turning to another subject, suppose you could choose between different kinds of jobs. Which one would you prefer: being an employee or being self-employed?
  1) Being an employee
  2) Being self employed
  3) Neither/None
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Being an employee 19.5% 19.5%
Being self employed 78.2% 97.7%
Neither/None 1.5% 99.2%
Don't know .6% 99.8%
Refused .2% 100.0%
Total N = 999

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 or more TOTAL
Being an employee 16.0% 19.4% 25.9% 16.8% 17.8% 19.5%
Being self employed 81.2% 79.9% 72.2% 82.1% 76.7% 78.3%
Neither/None 1.7% 0.7% 1.3% 1.1% 2.7% 1.4%
Don't know 0.6% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 2.7% 0.6%
Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
991


Education (I-EDUC)

Incomplete primary Comp primary OR incom secondary (tech/voc.) Comp secondary: tech./voc. Incom or com secondary: univ-prep College of educ or incom/com polythenic Some university-level educ or more TOTAL
Being an employee 15.6% 23.7% 18.5% 10.8% 16.9% 28.9% 19.4%
Being self employed 83.3% 73.3% 79.8% 83.1% 83.1% 70.0% 78.4%
Neither/None 1.0% 1.5% 0.6% 4.8% 0.0% 1.1% 1.4%
Don't know 0.0% 1.5% 0.6% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
997


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Being an employee 22.1% 17.0% 19.6%
Being self employed 74.9% 81.8% 78.3%
Neither/None 2.1% 0.6% 1.4%
Don't know 0.9% 0.3% 0.6%
Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
999


Household income (I-INCOME)

50,000 naira per year or less 50,001 to 150,000 naira per year 150,001 naira per year or more TOTAL
Being an employee 23.4% 19.1% 21.6% 21.8%
Being self employed 75.4% 79.8% 76.1% 76.7%
Neither/None 1.1% 1.1% 0.7% 1.0%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
633


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNIC)

Hausa Ibo Yoruba All others TOTAL
Being an employee 10.7% 16.5% 13.2% 32.5% 19.5%
Being self employed 85.4% 81.3% 83.5% 67.0% 78.2%
Neither/None 3.4% 1.4% 0.8% 0.5% 1.5%
Don't know 0.0% 0.7% 2.5% 0.0% 0.6%
Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Single most important thing Very important SW imp., Not too imp., or Not at all imp. TOTAL
Being an employee 15.1% 22.2% 17.6% 19.5%
Being self employed 81.9% 75.8% 82.4% 78.2%
Neither/None 2.9% 0.8% 0.0% 1.5%
Don't know 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
999



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