CHILD PROTECTION
Understanding Child Marriage in Malawi
6 questions polled on this topic
63% response rate
66,736 responded out of 105,788 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?
66,736 responded out of 105,788 polled
Female
17%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
64%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
18%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
1%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30

Male
15%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
61%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
22%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
2%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30
0-14
30%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
54%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
14%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
2%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30

15-19
19%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
61%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
19%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
1%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30

20-24
15%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
61%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
23%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
1%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30

25-30
15%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
64%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
19%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
1%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30

31-34
15%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
66%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
17%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
2%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30

35+
18%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
63%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
17%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
2%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30
16%
A. Under 18
 
A. Under 18
62%
B. 18-25 years
 
B. 18-25 years
21%
C. 25-30 years
 
C. 25-30 years
1%
D. Over 30
 
D. Over 30
JUN 21. 2018
Do you think people under the age of 18 should be allowed to get married?
64,857 responded out of 65,830 polled
Female
8%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
84%
B. No
 
B. No
8%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases

Male
9%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
81%
B. No
 
B. No
10%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases
0-14
14%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
78%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases

15-19
9%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
82%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases

20-24
8%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
82%
B. No
 
B. No
10%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases

25-30
9%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
82%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases

31-34
7%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
83%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases

35+
8%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
84%
B. No
 
B. No
8%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases
9%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
82%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. In some cases
 
C. In some cases
JUN 21. 2018
Are you aware that in Malawi, getting married before the age of 18 is illegal
63,315 responded out of 64,128 polled
Female
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
12%
B. No
 
B. No

Male
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
12%
B. No
 
B. No
0-14
83%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
17%
B. No
 
B. No

15-19
85%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
15%
B. No
 
B. No

20-24
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
12%
B. No
 
B. No

25-30
89%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
11%
B. No
 
B. No

31-34
90%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
10%
B. No
 
B. No

35+
91%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
9%
B. No
 
B. No
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
12%
B. No
 
B. No
JUN 21. 2018
What do you think is the most effective way to stop people marrying before the age of 18?
61,177 responded out of 62,302 polled
Female
29%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
23%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
13%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
13%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
22%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr

Male
36%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
19%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
16%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
10%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
20%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
0-14
38%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
21%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
14%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
9%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
18%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr

15-19
32%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
20%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
11%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
12%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
25%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr

20-24
35%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
20%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
15%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
11%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
20%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr

25-30
34%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
21%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
16%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
10%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
19%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr

31-34
32%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
21%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
19%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
9%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
19%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr

35+
35%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
21%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
15%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
11%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
19%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
34%
A. Educate children and young people
 
A. Educate children and young people
20%
B. Practical support for young peopl
 
B. Practical support for young peopl
15%
C. Work with traditional & religious
 
C. Work with traditional & religious
11%
D. Fine adults that marry children
 
D. Fine adults that marry children
21%
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
 
E. Imprison adults that marry childr
JUN 21. 2018
If you knew of a child marriage taking place in your community, would u report this?
59,960 responded out of 60,606 polled
Female
89%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
6%
B. No
 
B. No
5%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe

Male
87%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
6%
B. No
 
B. No
7%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe
0-14
83%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
9%
B. No
 
B. No
8%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe

15-19
87%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
7%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe

20-24
87%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
6%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe

25-30
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
6%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe

31-34
89%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
5%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe

35+
89%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
6%
B. No
 
B. No
5%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
6%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Maybe
 
C. Maybe
JUN 21. 2018
Who would you report this to?
55,132 responded out of 55,719 polled
Female
6%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
17%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
34%
D. The police
 
D. The police
42%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office

Male
6%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
16%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
34%
D. The police
 
D. The police
43%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office
0-14
15%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
11%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
36%
D. The police
 
D. The police
37%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office

15-19
7%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
15%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
39%
D. The police
 
D. The police
37%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office

20-24
6%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
16%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
33%
D. The police
 
D. The police
43%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office

25-30
5%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
17%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
31%
D. The police
 
D. The police
46%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office

31-34
5%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
15%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
1%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
33%
D. The police
 
D. The police
45%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office

35+
5%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
17%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
33%
D. The police
 
D. The police
43%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office
6%
A. My parents
 
A. My parents
16%
B. Local chief
 
B. Local chief
2%
C. My teacher
 
C. My teacher
34%
D. The police
 
D. The police
43%
E. District Social Welfare Office
 
E. District Social Welfare Office

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