December 13, 2016

In Nigeria, Muslim-Christian gap in no formal schooling persists across generations, widens among women


In Nigeria, Muslim-Christian gap in no formal schooling persists across generations, widens among women

% of Muslims and Christian men and women with no formal schooling

Nigerian men

Nigerian women

100%

Muslim women

80

75

18% PT.

68

Muslim men

62

63

50

36% PT. GAP

42

44% PT.

33

25

34% PT.

19

Christian

men

Christian women

8

0

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Note: The oldest, middle, and youngest cohorts were born 1936-1955, 1956-1975, and 1976-1985, respectively, and were ages 55-74, 35-54, and 25-34 as of 2010.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis. See Methodology for more details.
Religion and Education Around the World”

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

In Nigeria, Muslim-Christian gap in no formal schooling persists across generations, widens among women

% of Muslims and Christian men and women with no formal schooling

Nigerian men

100%

75

68

Muslim men

50

36% PT. GAP

42

33

25

34% PT.

Christian

men

8

0

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Nigerian women

100%

Muslim women

80

75

18% PT.

62

63

50

44% PT.

25

19

Christian women

0

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Note: The oldest, middle, and youngest cohorts were born 1936-1955, 1956-1975, and 1976-1985, respectively, and were ages 55-74, 35-54, and 25-34 as of 2010.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis. See Methodology for more details.
“Religion and Education Around the World”

PEW RESEARCH CENTER