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.

Beliefs & Practices › Belief in God

Do you believe in God? How certain are you in this belief?

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

Percent responding “believe, absolutely certain”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
74
80
NA
Cameroon
80
82
78
Chad
77
82
81
Djibouti
85
NA
86
DR Congo
85
88
87
Ethiopia
89
89
90
Ghana
93
94
97
Guinea Bissau
88
86
92
Kenya
95
95
97
Liberia
89
92
93
Mali
91
NA
92
Mozambique
77
77
78
Nigeria
94
94
94
Rwanda
91
91
NA
Senegal
97
NA
97
South Africa
82
86
NA
Tanzania
94
94
95
Uganda
77
77
80
Zambia
92
92
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q47, 48. Do you believe in God? [IF YES, ASK] How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain?

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.