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 Honest

Do you associate the term “honest” 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
34
36
NA
Cameroon
61
57
82
Chad
75
55
94
Djibouti
93
NA
94
DR Congo
41
36
84
Ethiopia
81
74
98
Ghana
71
70
93
Guinea Bissau
79
70
96
Kenya
71
68
96
Liberia
57
53
72
Mali
96
NA
97
Mozambique
60
55
75
Nigeria
80
72
88
Rwanda
58
57
NA
Senegal
95
NA
96
South Africa
29
29
NA
Tanzania
64
50
90
Uganda
58
53
89
Zambia
50
49
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q28a. Which of these characteristics do you associate with Muslims? Do you associate this with Muslims or not? Honest.

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.