Tolerance and Tension
Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa
POLL · April 15, 2010
Justification of Violence in Defense of Religion
Is violence against civilians in defense of religion justified?
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Complete Question Wording
Q88. Some people think that the tactic of using arms and violence against civilians in defense of their religion is justified. Other people believe that, no matter what the reason, this kind of violence is never justified. How about you? Do you personally feel that the tactic of using arms and violence against civilians in defense of your religion can be often justified, sometimes justified, rarely justified, or never justified?
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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.