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Understanding Child Marriage in Malawi
6 questions polled on this topic
46% response rate
33,367 responded out of 72,156 polled
Jun 21. 2018
Hi U-Reporters, this poll is about child marriage. At what age do you consider people are ready for marriage?
Jun 21. 2018
Do you think people under the age of 18 should be allowed to get married?
Jun 21. 2018
Are you aware that in Malawi, getting married before the age of 18 is illegal
Jun 21. 2018
What do you think is the most effective way to stop people marrying before the age of 18?
Jun 21. 2018
If you knew of a child marriage taking place in your community, would u report this?
Jun 21. 2018
Who would you report this to?

POLL RESULTS

JUN 21. 2018
Hi U-Reporters, this poll is about child marriage. At what age do you consider people are ready for marriage?
33,367 responded out of 72,156 polled
Female
1%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30
18%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
64%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
17%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18

Male
2%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30
22%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
61%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
15%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
0-14
2%
d. over 30
 
d. over 30
13%
c. 25-30 years
 
c. 25-30 years
55%
b. 18-25 years
 
b. 18-25 years
30%
a. under 18
 
a. under 18

15-19
1%
d. over 30
 
d. over 30
19%
c. 25-30 years
 
c. 25-30 years
61%
b. 18-25 years
 
b. 18-25 years
19%
a. under 18
 
a. under 18

20-24
1%
d. over 30
 
d. over 30
23%
c. 25-30 years
 
c. 25-30 years
61%
b. 18-25 years
 
b. 18-25 years
14%
a. under 18
 
a. under 18

25-30
1%
d. over 30
 
d. over 30
20%
c. 25-30 years
 
c. 25-30 years
64%
b. 18-25 years
 
b. 18-25 years
15%
a. under 18
 
a. under 18

31-34
2%
d. over 30
 
d. over 30
17%
c. 25-30 years
 
c. 25-30 years
66%
b. 18-25 years
 
b. 18-25 years
15%
a. under 18
 
a. under 18

35+
2%
d. over 30
 
d. over 30
17%
c. 25-30 years
 
c. 25-30 years
63%
b. 18-25 years
 
b. 18-25 years
18%
a. under 18
 
a. under 18
1%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30
21%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
62%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
16%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
JUN 21. 2018
Do you think people under the age of 18 should be allowed to get married?
32,428 responded out of 33,368 polled
Female
8%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases
84%
B. No
 
B. No
8%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes

Male
10%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases
81%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
0-14
9%
c. in some cases
 
c. in some cases
78%
b. no
 
b. no
13%
a. yes
 
a. yes

15-19
9%
c. in some cases
 
c. in some cases
82%
b. no
 
b. no
9%
a. yes
 
a. yes

20-24
10%
c. in some cases
 
c. in some cases
82%
b. no
 
b. no
8%
a. yes
 
a. yes

25-30
9%
c. in some cases
 
c. in some cases
82%
b. no
 
b. no
9%
a. yes
 
a. yes

31-34
9%
c. in some cases
 
c. in some cases
83%
b. no
 
b. no
8%
a. yes
 
a. yes

35+
8%
c. in some cases
 
c. in some cases
84%
b. no
 
b. no
8%
a. yes
 
a. yes
9%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases
82%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
JUN 21. 2018
Are you aware that in Malawi, getting married before the age of 18 is illegal
31,657 responded out of 32,428 polled
Female
12%
B. No
 
B. No
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes

Male
12%
B. No
 
B. No
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
0-14
17%
b. no
 
b. no
83%
a. yes
 
a. yes

15-19
14%
b. no
 
b. no
86%
a. yes
 
a. yes

20-24
12%
b. no
 
b. no
88%
a. yes
 
a. yes

25-30
11%
b. no
 
b. no
89%
a. yes
 
a. yes

31-34
9%
b. no
 
b. no
91%
a. yes
 
a. yes

35+
9%
b. no
 
b. no
91%
a. yes
 
a. yes
12%
B. No
 
B. No
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
JUN 21. 2018
What do you think is the most effective way to stop people marrying before the age of 18?
30,588 responded out of 31,657 polled
Female
22%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
13%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
13%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
23%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
29%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people

Male
20%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
10%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
16%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
19%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
36%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
0-14
18%
e. imprison adults that marry childr
 
e. imprison adults that marry childr
9%
d. fine adults that marry children
 
d. fine adults that marry children
14%
c. work with traditional & religious
 
c. work with traditional & religious
21%
b. practical support for young peopl
 
b. practical support for young peopl
39%
a. educate children and young people
 
a. educate children and young people

15-19
25%
e. imprison adults that marry childr
 
e. imprison adults that marry childr
12%
d. fine adults that marry children
 
d. fine adults that marry children
11%
c. work with traditional & religious
 
c. work with traditional & religious
20%
b. practical support for young peopl
 
b. practical support for young peopl
32%
a. educate children and young people
 
a. educate children and young people

20-24
20%
e. imprison adults that marry childr
 
e. imprison adults that marry childr
11%
d. fine adults that marry children
 
d. fine adults that marry children
15%
c. work with traditional & religious
 
c. work with traditional & religious
20%
b. practical support for young peopl
 
b. practical support for young peopl
35%
a. educate children and young people
 
a. educate children and young people

25-30
19%
e. imprison adults that marry childr
 
e. imprison adults that marry childr
10%
d. fine adults that marry children
 
d. fine adults that marry children
16%
c. work with traditional & religious
 
c. work with traditional & religious
21%
b. practical support for young peopl
 
b. practical support for young peopl
34%
a. educate children and young people
 
a. educate children and young people

31-34
19%
e. imprison adults that marry childr
 
e. imprison adults that marry childr
9%
d. fine adults that marry children
 
d. fine adults that marry children
19%
c. work with traditional & religious
 
c. work with traditional & religious
21%
b. practical support for young peopl
 
b. practical support for young peopl
33%
a. educate children and young people
 
a. educate children and young people

35+
19%
e. imprison adults that marry childr
 
e. imprison adults that marry childr
11%
d. fine adults that marry children
 
d. fine adults that marry children
15%
c. work with traditional & religious
 
c. work with traditional & religious
21%
b. practical support for young peopl
 
b. practical support for young peopl
35%
a. educate children and young people
 
a. educate children and young people
21%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
11%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
15%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
20%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
34%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
JUN 21. 2018
If you knew of a child marriage taking place in your community, would u report this?
29,980 responded out of 30,589 polled
Female
5%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe
6%
B. No
 
B. No
89%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes

Male
7%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe
6%
B. No
 
B. No
87%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
0-14
8%
c. maybe
 
c. maybe
10%
b. no
 
b. no
82%
a. yes
 
a. yes

15-19
6%
c. maybe
 
c. maybe
7%
b. no
 
b. no
87%
a. yes
 
a. yes

20-24
7%
c. maybe
 
c. maybe
6%
b. no
 
b. no
87%
a. yes
 
a. yes

25-30
6%
c. maybe
 
c. maybe
6%
b. no
 
b. no
88%
a. yes
 
a. yes

31-34
6%
c. maybe
 
c. maybe
5%
b. no
 
b. no
89%
a. yes
 
a. yes

35+
5%
c. maybe
 
c. maybe
6%
b. no
 
b. no
89%
a. yes
 
a. yes
6%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe
6%
B. No
 
B. No
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
JUN 21. 2018
Who would you report this to?
27,566 responded out of 28,111 polled
Female
42%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office
34%
D. The police
 
D. The police
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
17%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
6%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents

Male
43%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office
34%
D. The police
 
D. The police
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
16%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
6%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
0-14
38%
e. district social welfare office
 
e. district social welfare office
35%
d. the police
 
d. the police
2%
c. my teacher
 
c. my teacher
11%
b. local chief
 
b. local chief
15%
a. my parents
 
a. my parents

15-19
36%
e. district social welfare office
 
e. district social welfare office
39%
d. the police
 
d. the police
2%
c. my teacher
 
c. my teacher
15%
b. local chief
 
b. local chief
7%
a. my parents
 
a. my parents

20-24
43%
e. district social welfare office
 
e. district social welfare office
33%
d. the police
 
d. the police
2%
c. my teacher
 
c. my teacher
16%
b. local chief
 
b. local chief
6%
a. my parents
 
a. my parents

25-30
46%
e. district social welfare office
 
e. district social welfare office
31%
d. the police
 
d. the police
2%
c. my teacher
 
c. my teacher
17%
b. local chief
 
b. local chief
5%
a. my parents
 
a. my parents

31-34
45%
e. district social welfare office
 
e. district social welfare office
33%
d. the police
 
d. the police
1%
c. my teacher
 
c. my teacher
15%
b. local chief
 
b. local chief
5%
a. my parents
 
a. my parents

35+
43%
e. district social welfare office
 
e. district social welfare office
33%
d. the police
 
d. the police
2%
c. my teacher
 
c. my teacher
17%
b. local chief
 
b. local chief
5%
a. my parents
 
a. my parents
43%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office
34%
D. The police
 
D. The police
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
16%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
6%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents

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