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7 out of every 10 Gambians believe prayer is more effective than Covid-19 vaccine

A survey conducted by Afrobarometer, a non-partisan, pan-African research institution conducting public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, the economy, and society has revealed that about seven in 10 citizens or 69 percent of Gambians believe prayer is more effective than a vaccine in preventing one contracting coronavirus.

In a new report dubbed ‘Views on Covid-19 and government’s response to the pandemic’, most Gambians believe prayer is a more effective means to preventing Covid-19.

The report on Covid-19 was released on Wednesday and on its findings on a vaccine, “about seven in 10 citizens (69%) say prayer is more effective than a vaccine would be in preventing COVID-19 infection, including 52% who think prayer is “much more effective.”

Researchers interviewed Gambians who are aged 18 and above with respondents selected randomly.

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