Among other things, theres a great deal of economic need. In situations like this people look to supernatural means to solve basic problems.
For many, religion provides both an explanation for their plight notions of sin and punishment as well as solace and agency.
Why would young people say faith was their most important value, but fail to esteem integrity? It suggests faith may be more of a kind of ‘insurance’, rather than a code for moral and ethical living.
If Muslims in African countries where they form significant populations had to adopt sharia law, where are they most likely to go for it?
In this dataset of 19 African countries, Rwandans and Nigerians are the most anxious about religious conflict; by contrast, in Botswana and Zambia, it is not something people worry about
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