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 Christians as Violent

Do you associate the term “violent” with Christians?

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
5
5
NA
Cameroon
26
26
24
Chad
11
5
16
Djibouti
40
NA
40
DR Congo
12
9
23
Ethiopia
13
10
20
Ghana
11
9
11
Guinea Bissau
12
11
13
Kenya
21
20
32
Liberia
19
20
20
Mali
3
NA
3
Mozambique
18
17
24
Nigeria
13
13
13
Rwanda
10
10
NA
Senegal
2
NA
2
South Africa
12
12
NA
Tanzania
9
7
12
Uganda
17
14
31
Zambia
13
13
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q29b. Which of these characteristics do you associate with Christians? Do you associate this with Christians 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.