Social Regulation of Religion (2005)
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The following list ranks nations (population 200,000+) 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, 2005)

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RankingNationIndex
1Afghanistan 10.0
1India 10.0
1Iran 10.0
1Iraq 10.0
1Israel 10.0
1Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 10.0
1Nepal 10.0
1Pakistan 10.0
1Romania 10.0
1Saudi Arabia 10.0
1Sri Lanka 10.0
1Turkey 10.0
2Armenia 9.3
2Bangladesh 9.3
2Burma (Myanmar) 9.3
2Egypt 9.3
2Indonesia 9.3
2Sudan 9.3
3Belarus 8.7
3Greece 8.7
3Kuwait 8.7
3Malaysia 8.7
3Morocco 8.7
3Yemen 8.7
4Algeria 8.0
4Azerbaijan 8.0
4Georgia 8.0
4Kazakhstan 8.0
4Kyrgyzstan 8.0
4Somalia 8.0
5Lebanon 7.3
5Mauritania 7.3
5Moldova 7.3
5Netherlands 7.3
5Russia 7.3
5Tajikistan 7.3
5Timor-Leste 7.3
6Bhutan 6.7
6Brunei 6.7
6Comoros 6.7
6Cyprus 6.7
6Djibouti 6.7
6Jordan 6.7
6Oman 6.7
6Syria 6.7
6Turkmenistan 6.7
7Argentina 6.0
7Belgium 6.0
7Croatia 6.0
7Ethiopia 6.0
7France 6.0
7Mexico 6.0
7Switzerland 6.0
7Tunisia 6.0
7Ukraine 6.0
7Vanuatu 6.0
8Bahrain 5.3
8Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.3
8Colombia 5.3
8Cote d'Ivoire 5.3
8Guatemala 5.3
8Kenya 5.3
8Libya 5.3
8Nigeria 5.3
8Slovakia 5.3
8South Africa 5.3
8Tanzania 5.3
8Thailand 5.3
8Uganda 5.3
8Uzbekistan 5.3
8Vietnam 5.3
9Cameroon 4.7
9China 4.7
9Fiji 4.7
9Germany 4.7
9Latvia 4.7
9Liberia 4.7
9Mozambique 4.7
9Niger 4.7
9Philippines 4.7
9Venezuela 4.7
10Angola 4.0
10Austria 4.0
10Brazil 4.0
10Central African Republic 4.0
10Chad 4.0
10Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.0
10Cuba 4.0
10Mali 4.0
10Nicaragua 4.0
10Poland 4.0
10United Kingdom 4.0
11Bulgaria 3.3
11Czech Republic 3.3
11Denmark 3.3
11Eritrea 3.3
11Guinea 3.3
11Haiti 3.3
11Italy 3.3
11Laos 3.3
11Lithuania 3.3
11Macedonia 3.3
11Norway 3.3
11Sierra Leone 3.3
11Slovenia 3.3
11Solomon Islands 3.3
11Spain 3.3
11Zimbabwe 3.3
12Australia 2.7
12Barbados 2.7
12Canada 2.7
12Congo, Republic of the 2.7
12Costa Rica 2.7
12Equatorial Guinea 2.7
12Ghana 2.7
12Guinea-Bissau 2.7
12Jamaica 2.7
12Malawi 2.7
12Maldives 2.7
12United Arab Emirates 2.7
13Dominican Republic 2.0
13Paraguay 2.0
13Peru 2.0
14Albania 1.3
14Bahamas, The 1.3
14Hungary 1.3
14Mauritius 1.3
14Sweden 1.3
15Botswana 0.7
15Cambodia 0.7
15Chile 0.7
15Estonia 0.7
15Finland 0.7
15Honduras 0.7
15Hong Kong 0.7
15Iceland 0.7
15Ireland 0.7
15Madagascar 0.7
15Mongolia 0.7
15New Zealand 0.7
15Panama 0.7
15Papua New Guinea 0.7
15Qatar 0.7
15Singapore 0.7
15Swaziland 0.7
15Trinidad and Tobago 0.7
16Belize 0.0
16Benin 0.0
16Bolivia 0.0
16Burkina Faso 0.0
16Burundi 0.0
16Cape Verde 0.0
16Ecuador 0.0
16El Salvador 0.0
16Gabon 0.0
16Gambia, The 0.0
16Guyana 0.0
16Japan 0.0
16Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 0.0
16Korea, (South) Republic of 0.0
16Lesotho 0.0
16Luxembourg 0.0
16Macau 0.0
16Malta 0.0
16Namibia 0.0
16Portugal 0.0
16Rwanda 0.0
16Senegal 0.0
16Suriname 0.0
16Taiwan 0.0
16Togo 0.0
16Uruguay 0.0
16Western Sahara 0.0
16Zambia 0.0
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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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