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The World: Social Regulation of Religion Index

Average social regulation score based on ARDA researchers' coding of 2003, 2005 and 2008 U.S. Department of State's International Religious Freedom Reports (0-10, lower means less regulation).  Dark colors equate to higher values.


Country (alphabetical order)         Country (value order)


Afghanistan: 9.7
Albania: 1.6
Algeria: 8.2
Andorra: 0
Angola: 3.7
Antigua and Barbuda: 0
Argentina: 4.3
Armenia: 9.1
Australia: 2.7
Austria: 7
Azerbaijan: 9.4
Bahamas, The: 0.8
Bahrain: 6.8
Bangladesh: 8.6
Barbados: 1.6
Belarus: 8.8
Belgium: 7.2
Belize: 1
Benin: 0.2
Bhutan: 6.6
Bolivia: 0.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 4.9
Botswana: 0.2
Brazil: 5
Brunei: 6.2
Bulgaria: 7.9
Burkina Faso: 1.9
Burma (Myanmar): 7.8
Burundi: 0
Cambodia: 1.1
Cameroon: 6.3
Canada: 3.4
Cape Verde: 0
Central African Republic: 3.3
Chad: 6.3
Chile: 2
China: 4.3
Colombia: 7.1
Comoros: 9
Congo, Democratic Republic of the: 4.4
Congo, Republic of the: 1.8
Costa Rica: 2.7
Cote d'Ivoire: 5.7
Croatia: 4.7
Cuba: 3
Cyprus: 5.3
Czech Republic: 3.1
Denmark: 2.9
Djibouti: 7.4
Dominica: 0.8
Dominican Republic: 0.7
Ecuador: 0
Egypt: 7.3
El Salvador: 0
Equatorial Guinea: 1.3
Eritrea: 7
Estonia: 1.1
Ethiopia: 8.1
Fiji: 4.8
Finland: 3.2
France: 5.4
Gabon: 1
Gambia, The: 1.7
Georgia: 8.6
Germany: 5.1
Ghana: 1.4
Greece: 8.3
Grenada: 0.3
Guatemala: 3.8
Guinea: 4.2
Guinea-Bissau: 1.2
Guyana: 0
Haiti: 1.8
Honduras: 0.6
Hong Kong: 0.6
Hungary: 2.9
Iceland: 2.8
India: 9.7
Indonesia: 9.7
Iran: 9.7
Iraq: 7.7
Ireland: 0.8
Israel: 9.2
Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine): 9.7
Italy: 5
Jamaica: 3
Japan: 3.7
Jordan: 6.8
Kazakhstan: 4.8
Kenya: 5.4
Kiribati: 2.2
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of: 0
Korea, (South) Republic of: 0.2
Kuwait: 7.1
Kyrgyzstan: 5.7
Laos: 7.2
Latvia: 2.8
Lebanon: 9
Lesotho: 0
Liberia: 3.9
Libya: 5
Liechtenstein: 0.2
Lithuania: 5.4
Luxembourg: 0
Macau: 0
Macedonia: 5.1
Madagascar: 0.8
Malawi: 3.4
Malaysia: 8.7
Maldives: 6.1
Mali: 2
Malta: 0
Marshall Islands: 0
Mauritania: 5.1
Mauritius: 4.1
Mexico: 6.2
Micronesia, Federated States of: 0
Moldova: 6.9
Monaco: 3.4
Mongolia: 5.1
Montenegro: 6.4
Morocco: 8.6
Mozambique: 1.1
Namibia: 1
Nauru: 6.8
Nepal: 7.1
Netherlands: 4.4
New Zealand: 1.4
Nicaragua: 1.4
Niger: 3.9
Nigeria: 5.4
Norway: 2.8
Oman: 3.9
Pakistan: 9.7
Palau: 2.1
Panama: 0.2
Papua New Guinea: 1.3
Paraguay: 1.7
Peru: 1
Philippines: 4.7
Poland: 6.1
Portugal: 0.3
Qatar: 3.9
Romania: 8.2
Russia: 9.4
Rwanda: 4.1
Saint Kitts and Nevis: 1.4
Saint Lucia: 4.9
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 4.3
Samoa: 1.1
San Marino: 0
Sao Tome and Principe: 0
Saudi Arabia: 9.7
Senegal: 0
Serbia: 6.6
Seychelles: 0
Sierra Leone: 1.8
Singapore: 2
Slovakia: 3.9
Slovenia: 5.6
Solomon Islands: 3.2
Somalia: 9.4
South Africa: 2.7
Spain: 4.1
Sri Lanka: 9.4
Sudan: 8.8
Suriname: 0.4
Swaziland: 0.6
Sweden: 2.4
Switzerland: 4.4
Syria: 8.7
Taiwan: 0
Tajikistan: 3
Tanzania: 4.6
Thailand: 3.7
Timor-Leste: 5.4
Togo: 0
Tonga: 0
Trinidad and Tobago: 0.9
Tunisia: 7.4
Turkey: 8.4
Turkmenistan: 4.8
Tuvalu: 6.1
Uganda: 2.7
Ukraine: 8.1
United Arab Emirates: 4
United Kingdom: 4.4
Uruguay: 0
Uzbekistan: 7.6
Vanuatu: 5.6
Venezuela: 3.4
Vietnam: 3.6
Western Sahara: 2.7
Yemen: 8.4
Zambia: 0
Zimbabwe: 3.4
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