CHILD PROTECTION
According to national statistics (NDHS 2013) about one in four women have had their genitals cut.Is female circumcision being practiced in communities in your local government area or state? A) yes B) no
4 questions polled on this topic
23% response rate
13,823 responded out of 58,844 polled
Sep 10. 2014
Is female circumcision practice in your community?
Sep 10. 2014
Why do people practice female circumcision ?
Sep 10. 2014
Can female circumcision affect the health and dignity of girls and women?
Sep 10. 2014
Will you encourage female circumcision?

POLL RESULTS

SEP 10. 2014
Is female circumcision practice in your community?
13,823 responded out of 58,844 polled
Female
24%
Yes
 
Yes
76%
No
 
No

Male
31%
Yes
 
Yes
69%
No
 
No
0-14
44%
Yes
 
Yes
56%
No
 
No

15-19
28%
Yes
 
Yes
72%
No
 
No

20-24
25%
Yes
 
Yes
75%
No
 
No

25-30
29%
Yes
 
Yes
71%
No
 
No

31-34
29%
Yes
 
Yes
71%
No
 
No

35+
28%
Yes
 
Yes
72%
No
 
No
28%
Yes
 
Yes
72%
No
 
No
SEP 10. 2014
Why do people practice female circumcision ?
9,200 responded out of 13,823 polled
Female
8%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
58%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
29%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
5%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure

Male
10%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
62%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
23%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
5%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure
0-14
25%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
75%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
0%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
0%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure

15-19
13%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
58%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
19%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
10%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure

20-24
9%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
61%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
23%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
6%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure

25-30
9%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
61%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
26%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
5%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure

31-34
8%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
66%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
22%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
5%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure

35+
7%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
62%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
27%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
4%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure
9%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons
61%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
25%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
5%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure
SEP 10. 2014
Can female circumcision affect the health and dignity of girls and women?
9,257 responded out of 9,694 polled
Female
81%
Yes
 
Yes
19%
No
 
No

Male
78%
Yes
 
Yes
22%
No
 
No
0-14
80%
Yes
 
Yes
20%
No
 
No

15-19
83%
Yes
 
Yes
17%
No
 
No

20-24
83%
Yes
 
Yes
17%
No
 
No

25-30
77%
Yes
 
Yes
23%
No
 
No

31-34
80%
Yes
 
Yes
20%
No
 
No

35+
80%
Yes
 
Yes
20%
No
 
No
79%
Yes
 
Yes
21%
No
 
No
SEP 10. 2014
Will you encourage female circumcision?
9,107 responded out of 9,257 polled
Female
12%
Yes
 
Yes
88%
No
 
No

Male
16%
Yes
 
Yes
84%
No
 
No
0-14
40%
Yes
 
Yes
60%
No
 
No

15-19
17%
Yes
 
Yes
83%
No
 
No

20-24
13%
Yes
 
Yes
87%
No
 
No

25-30
17%
Yes
 
Yes
83%
No
 
No

31-34
11%
Yes
 
Yes
89%
No
 
No

35+
10%
Yes
 
Yes
90%
No
 
No
14%
Yes
 
Yes
86%
No
 
No

FEATURED ANSWERS

RELATED STORIES

World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF
Read more →

FEATURED IMAGES


MORE POLLS

FILTER

POLL LIST
All polls from most recent to oldest