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People In African Countries Among Most Morally Opposed To Contraception

Michael Lipka, assistant editor at the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project, writes in the center’s “Fact Tank” blog about a recent Pew Research Center survey of people in 40 countries examining views on contraception. “Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Senegal ranked among the nine countries with the most moral opposition to contraception. In Nigeria and Ghana, roughly half or more of each population said that contraceptive use is morally unacceptable (54 percent and 52 percent, respectively). Out of the 40 countries surveyed, only Pakistan (65 percent) had a higher rate of opposition…” (4/16).

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