Government Regulation of Religion (2003)
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The following list ranks nations on the extent to which the government regulates the selection, practice, and profession of religion through official laws, policies, or administrative actions. Higher values indicate greater government regulation of religion. Only nations of 200,000+ population included. (Coded from the International Religious Freedom Report, 2003)

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1South-Central Asia 6.6
2Western Asia 6.4
3Northern Africa 5.9
4South-Eastern Asia 5.6
5Eastern Asia 4.0
6Eastern Africa 3.6
7Eastern Europe 3.4
8Middle Africa 3.1
9The World 2.4
10Southern Europe 2.3
11Western Africa 1.9
12Western Europe 1.5
13Melanesia 1.3
14Micronesia (Region) 1.2
15South America 1.0
16Central America 0.9
17Northern Europe 0.7
18Southern Africa 0.6
19Caribbean 0.4
19Polynesia 0.4
20Australia/New Zealand 0.1
21Northern America 0.0


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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