More than half the population in Nigeria and Rwanda fear future bloodshed along religious lines - so says new research from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. But it says on the whole Christians and Muslims across Africa view one another favorably.
The survey found that across sub-Saharan Africa one-quarter of people worry that religion will lead to conflict. "There are significant numbers who say religious conflict is a big problem in their country. Highest among that, incidentally, is Nigeria which probably won't come as a surprise to many people given the headlines that we've been seeing," said Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, part of the Pew Research Center based in Washington.
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