Government Favoritism of Religion (2005)
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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, 2005)

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1Northern Africa 7.6
2Western Asia 7.6
3Southern Europe 6.9
4Northern America 6.8
5Eastern Europe 6.5
6South-Central Asia 6.4
7South-Eastern Asia 6.1
8Western Europe 5.7
9Northern Europe 5.6
10The World 5.1
11Central America 4.8
12South America 4.7
13Eastern Africa 4.3
14Melanesia 3.9
15Western Africa 3.9
16Caribbean 3.6
17Eastern Asia 3.2
18Middle Africa 2.7
19Polynesia 2.7
20Southern Africa 2.6
21Australia/New Zealand 1.7
22Micronesia (Region) 1.4


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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