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.

Religious Relations › Knowledge of Christianity

How much do you know about Christianity?

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

Percent responding “a great deal”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
66
69
NA
Cameroon
36
43
4
Chad
34
75
6
Djibouti
13
NA
12
DR Congo
60
68
22
Ethiopia
54
76
4
Ghana
69
81
14
Guinea Bissau
49
65
24
Kenya
67
75
11
Liberia
49
66
15
Mali
16
NA
10
Mozambique
55
62
31
Nigeria
44
84
8
Rwanda
65
69
NA
Senegal
15
NA
7
South Africa
66
72
NA
Tanzania
38
57
8
Uganda
58
65
10
Zambia
80
81
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q20b. How much would you say you know about the Christian religion and its practices - a great deal, some, not very much, or nothing at all?

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.