Government Favoritism of Religion (2003)
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The following list ranks regions on the extent to which government provides one religion or a small group of religions with special privileges, support or favorable sanctions. Higher values indicate greater government favoritism for religion(s). (Coded from the International Religious Freedom Report, 2003)

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1Western Asia 7.4
2Northern Africa 7.1
3Southern Europe 6.1
4Eastern Europe 5.9
5South-Central Asia 5.8
6Western Europe 5.4
7Central America 4.5
8South-Eastern Asia 4.4
9Northern Europe 4.4
10South America 3.8
11The World 3.8
12Melanesia 3.7
13Western Africa 3.7
14Eastern Africa 3.4
15Eastern Asia 3.3
16Northern America 3.0
17Polynesia 2.2
18Middle Africa 1.8
19Southern Africa 1.7
20Caribbean 1.3
21Micronesia (Region) 1.0
22Australia/New Zealand 0.6


The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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