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 Homosexuality

Is homosexual behavior 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
83
82
NA
Cameroon
98
98
99
Chad
91
89
92
Djibouti
79
NA
80
DR Congo
83
84
87
Ethiopia
96
96
98
Ghana
96
96
97
Guinea Bissau
69
67
71
Kenya
98
98
96
Liberia
90
91
90
Mali
91
NA
91
Mozambique
80
80
79
Nigeria
95
95
94
Rwanda
89
88
NA
Senegal
89
NA
90
South Africa
86
87
NA
Tanzania
91
91
91
Uganda
79
80
77
Zambia
98
98
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q85i. 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? Homosexual behavior.

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.