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
76%
No
 
No
24%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
69%
No
 
No
31%
Yes
 
Yes
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
72%
No
 
No
28%
Yes
 
Yes
SEP 10. 2014
Why do people practice female circumcision ?
9,200 responded out of 13,823 polled
Female
5%
Peer/Community pressure
 
Peer/Community pressure
29%
Prevent promiscuity
 
Prevent promiscuity
58%
Traditional reasons
 
Traditional reasons
8%
Religious reasons
 
Religious reasons

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

15-19
13%
religious reasons
 
religious reasons
19%
prevent promiscuity
 
prevent promiscuity
10%
peer/community pressure
 
peer/community pressure
58%
traditional reasons
 
traditional reasons

20-24
9%
religious reasons
 
religious reasons
23%
prevent promiscuity
 
prevent promiscuity
6%
peer/community pressure
 
peer/community pressure
61%
traditional reasons
 
traditional reasons

25-30
9%
religious reasons
 
religious reasons
26%
prevent promiscuity
 
prevent promiscuity
5%
peer/community pressure
 
peer/community pressure
61%
traditional reasons
 
traditional reasons

31-34
8%
religious reasons
 
religious reasons
22%
prevent promiscuity
 
prevent promiscuity
5%
peer/community pressure
 
peer/community pressure
66%
traditional reasons
 
traditional reasons

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

Male
22%
No
 
No
78%
Yes
 
Yes
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
21%
No
 
No
79%
Yes
 
Yes
SEP 10. 2014
Will you encourage female circumcision?
9,107 responded out of 9,257 polled
Female
88%
No
 
No
12%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
84%
No
 
No
16%
Yes
 
Yes
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
86%
No
 
No
14%
Yes
 
Yes

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