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 Islam

How much do you know about Islam?

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
10
9
NA
Cameroon
10
2
47
Chad
44
10
75
Djibouti
76
NA
77
DR Congo
13
5
63
Ethiopia
29
3
89
Ghana
16
9
77
Guinea Bissau
48
32
76
Kenya
15
7
79
Liberia
23
13
68
Mali
76
NA
81
Mozambique
20
14
44
Nigeria
52
14
86
Rwanda
10
6
NA
Senegal
69
NA
77
South Africa
5
3
NA
Tanzania
17
5
38
Uganda
17
10
63
Zambia
4
3
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q20a. How much would you say you know about the Muslim 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.