LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- More than a quarter of people in
sub-Saharan Africa worry about future conflict along religious lines,
though concerns in Rwanda and Nigeria are even higher, according to a
new survey on religious attitudes released Thursday.
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which conducted the
survey, however, found that unemployment, crime and corruption are of
greater concern to Africans than future religious conflict.
But the survey found that in Nigeria and Rwanda - countries that have
suffered from vicious sectarian conflict - 58 percent in each country
fear future bloodshed.
The survey, which involved interviewing 25,000 people in 19
sub-Saharan African countries, found that in many cases fear of
religious conflict were tied to fears of ethnic conflict.
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