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 › Morality of Abortion

Is abortion morally wrong, morally acceptable, or not a moral issue?

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

Percent responding “morally wrong”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
75
75
NA
Cameroon
95
95
95
Chad
86
87
86
Djibouti
72
NA
72
DR Congo
76
76
78
Ethiopia
87
85
91
Ghana
89
89
91
Guinea Bissau
72
70
76
Kenya
91
91
92
Liberia
88
88
88
Mali
91
NA
92
Mozambique
76
76
75
Nigeria
92
93
91
Rwanda
88
88
NA
Senegal
87
NA
87
South Africa
86
86
NA
Tanzania
92
91
94
Uganda
76
76
75
Zambia
95
95
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q85h. Next, I'm going to read some behaviors. For each, please tell me whether you personally believe that it is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? Having an abortion.

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.