April 15, 2010

Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Database

This interactive database allows users to explore public opinion in 19 sub-Saharan African nations on topics ranging from religious beliefs and practices to views on religious extremism and morality.

The findings come from more than 25,000 face-to-face interviews in more than 60 languages or dialects in 19 countries, representing 75% of the total population of sub-Saharan Africa. The data are among the results published in a report by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Morality & Culture › Western Entertainment and Morality

Have Western music, movies, and television hurt morality in your country?

Select a response option and use the arrows to sort the data alphabetically, by total population, among Christians or among Muslims.

Percent responding “have hurt morality”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
59
60
NA
Cameroon
83
85
73
Chad
70
71
69
Djibouti
63
NA
64
DR Congo
62
64
64
Ethiopia
59
58
64
Ghana
74
74
72
Guinea Bissau
49
50
47
Kenya
73
72
77
Liberia
65
69
66
Mali
66
NA
67
Mozambique
73
73
77
Nigeria
59
53
64
Rwanda
68
69
NA
Senegal
72
NA
75
South Africa
46
46
NA
Tanzania
80
80
80
Uganda
73
72
80
Zambia
67
68
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q30. Which comes closer to describing your view? Western music, movies and television have hurt morality in our country, OR Western music, movies and television have NOT hurt morality in our country?

Note: In countries where there were too few interviews with either Muslims or Christians, that subpopulation was not analyzed. Figures may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Read the survey methodology and the topline questionnaire.