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 › Divine Healings

Have you experienced or witnessed a divine healing?

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
61
64
NA
Cameroon
39
42
24
Chad
40
41
41
Djibouti
39
NA
39
DR Congo
56
60
48
Ethiopia
58
63
47
Ghana
69
74
28
Guinea Bissau
47
49
45
Kenya
50
54
25
Liberia
55
58
34
Mali
27
NA
27
Mozambique
35
38
29
Nigeria
52
72
34
Rwanda
59
61
NA
Senegal
42
NA
41
South Africa
36
38
NA
Tanzania
48
63
26
Uganda
39
40
25
Zambia
50
51
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q67a. Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury?

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.