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 › Perception of Muslim Support for Al-Qaeda

How many Muslims in your country support Islamic extremist groups such as al-Qaeda?

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

Percent responding “many, most or all”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
13
14
NA
Cameroon
16
17
12
Chad
37
45
30
Djibouti
38
NA
39
DR Congo
21
20
23
Ethiopia
15
15
13
Ghana
16
13
36
Guinea Bissau
44
50
33
Kenya
33
33
29
Liberia
25
29
23
Mali
8
NA
8
Mozambique
28
28
29
Nigeria
22
23
21
Rwanda
11
12
NA
Senegal
7
NA
7
South Africa
21
21
NA
Tanzania
26
29
21
Uganda
27
27
28
Zambia
14
14
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q89. In your opinion, how many Muslims in our country support Islamic extremists like al-Qaeda - would you say most, many, just some, or very few?

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.