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 › Views of Muslims as Violent

Do you associate the term “violent” with Muslims?

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

Percent responding “yes”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
29
25
NA
Cameroon
50
57
19
Chad
44
70
20
Djibouti
8
NA
7
DR Congo
40
42
18
Ethiopia
30
38
12
Ghana
55
61
17
Guinea Bissau
15
20
7
Kenya
44
48
13
Liberia
35
42
13
Mali
3
NA
3
Mozambique
42
46
31
Nigeria
24
38
11
Rwanda
21
22
NA
Senegal
6
NA
4
South Africa
21
22
NA
Tanzania
32
43
15
Uganda
43
46
19
Zambia
46
47
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q28b. Which of these characteristics do you associate with Muslims? Do you associate this with Muslims or not? Violent.

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.