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 › Frequency of Prayer

How often do you pray?

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

Percent responding “pray daily”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
63
67
NA
Cameroon
82
80
96
Chad
83
80
94
Djibouti
82
NA
83
DR Congo
65
67
75
Ethiopia
65
58
83
Ghana
75
74
95
Guinea Bissau
82
76
93
Kenya
79
77
92
Liberia
77
84
93
Mali
79
NA
82
Mozambique
68
69
68
Nigeria
92
92
93
Rwanda
62
61
NA
Senegal
88
NA
89
South Africa
52
54
NA
Tanzania
55
57
55
Uganda
66
63
92
Zambia
77
78
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q64. People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never?

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.