A recent survey by the US-based Pew Research Centre puts Uganda among the most religious countries on earth. The same survey also found that more people here got involved in the practice of witchcraft than in many other countries. Nine out of 10 people for religion (Christianity or Islam) and two out of 10 for witchcraft.
Those findings are completely consistent with my expectations, as several articles in this column prior to the survey have indicated. Indeed, the actual figures for both may be even closer. Why? Because a lot of people think it is disreputable or primitive to be involved with witchcraft and only visit their witchdoctor when nobody is looking. Some of these may not have owned up when providing the research data.
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