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 › Concerns About Extremism

How concerned are you about extremist religious groups in your country?

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

Percent responding “very concerned”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
32
36
NA
Cameroon
27
27
29
Chad
39
37
40
Djibouti
36
NA
35
DR Congo
29
31
22
Ethiopia
38
42
30
Ghana
41
42
48
Guinea Bissau
66
69
61
Kenya
29
29
28
Liberia
38
45
31
Mali
16
NA
17
Mozambique
25
25
25
Nigeria
23
22
25
Rwanda
46
47
NA
Senegal
11
NA
11
South Africa
28
30
NA
Tanzania
30
30
29
Uganda
23
23
24
Zambia
45
45
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q86. How concerned, if at all, are you about extremist religious groups in our country these days? Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not at all concerned about extremist religious groups in our country these days?

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.