Social Regulation of Religion (2003)
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The following list ranks regions based on the level of hostility in the culture towards nontraditional religions, hostility towards conversion to other religions, hostility towards proselytizing, and whether or not existing religions try to shut out new religions. Higher values indicate greater social regulation of religion. (Coded from the International Religious Freedom Report, 2003)

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RankingRegionRate
1Western Asia 8.2
2Northern Africa 7.5
3South-Central Asia 6.8
4South-Eastern Asia 4.8
5Eastern Europe 4.4
6Eastern Africa 3.8
7Middle Africa 3.2
8The World 2.9
9Southern Europe 2.8
10Melanesia 2.8
11Western Europe 2.8
12Eastern Asia 2.3
13Western Africa 2.2
14Polynesia 1.7
15South America 1.6
16Micronesia (Region) 1.5
17Central America 1.5
18Northern Europe 1.0
19Caribbean 0.7
20Northern America 0.5
20Southern Africa 0.5
21Australia/New Zealand 0.5


Source

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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