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The government regulation index is a comparative measure of the actions of the state that deny religious freedoms including any actions that impinge on the practice, profession, or selection of religion. A higher GRI score indicates greater religious regulation.

Data File: International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2003-2008)

Source: Grim, Brian J. and Roger Finke. 2006. "International Religion Indexes: Government Regulation, Government Favoritism, and Social Regulation of Religion." Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 2 (Article 1).


General Instructions:

The Government Regulation of Religion Index (GRI) is calculated by obtaining the sum of the variables and multiplying that sum by 5/3; GRI values have a possible range of 0 to 10.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


GRI_A_AG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2003-2008)

According to the Report, are foreign or other missionaries allowed to operate? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = Allowed with no limits reported. 0.5 = Allowed, but within restrictive limits. 1 = Prohibited.] (GRI_A_AG)
TOTAL%
0) 09949.7
0.167) .1672713.6
0.333) .3332311.6
0.5) .53216.1
0.667) .66784.0
0.833) .83342.0
1) 163.0
TOTAL199100.0

GRI_B_AG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2003-2008)

According to the Report, is proselytizing, public preaching, or conversion limited or restricted? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = No. 0.5 = Yes, but for all religions. 1 = Yes, but only for some religions.] (See Note 1: Government Regulation of Religion Index for more details on the construction of this measure.) (GRI_B_AG)
TOTAL%
0) 010854.3
0.167) .16773.5
0.333) .333157.5
0.5) .5126.0
0.667) .6672211.1
0.75) .7510.5
0.833) .833147.0
1) 12010.1
TOTAL199100.0

GRI_C_AG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2003-2008)

According to the Report, does the government interfere with an individuals right to worship? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = No. 0.5 = Some interference. 1 = Severe interference.] (GRI_C_AG)
TOTAL%
0) 06432.2
0.167) .1674422.1
0.333) .333199.5
0.5) .52814.1
0.667) .6672211.1
0.833) .83394.5
1) 1136.5
TOTAL199100.0

GRI_D_AG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2003-2008)

In the Report, how is freedom of religion described? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = Law/Constitution provides for freedom of religion and the Government generally respects this right in practice. 0.333 = Law/Constitution provides for freedom of religion and the Government generally respects this right in practice, but some problems exist, e.g., in certain localities. 0.667 = Limited and/or rights not protected or restricted. 1 = Does not exist.] (GRI_D_AG)
TOTAL%
0) 05929.6
0.111) .1112613.1
0.222) .2223417.1
0.333) .333199.5
0.444) .444147.0
0.445) .44531.5
0.5) .510.5
0.556) .556157.5
0.667) .667157.5
0.778) .77884.0
0.889) .88931.5
1) 121.0
TOTAL199100.0

GRI_E_AG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2003-2008)

Does the Introduction section of the Report mention that the government generally respects this right (to religious freedom) in practice? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = Yes. 0.5 = Yes, but exceptions or restrictions are mentioned. 1 = The phrase generally respects is not used.] (GRI_E_AG)
TOTAL%
0) 08944.7
0.167) .1672512.6
0.333) .333168.0
0.5) .5178.5
0.667) .667157.5
0.75) .7510.5
0.833) .83352.5
1) 13115.6
TOTAL199100.0

GRI_F_AG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2003-2008)

Does the Introduction section of the Report specifically mention that the government policy contributes to the generally free practice of religion? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = Yes. 0.5 = Yes, but exceptions are mentioned. 1 = No.] (GRI_F_AG)
TOTAL%
0) 08643.2
0.167) .167189.0
0.333) .333157.5
0.5) .5105.0
0.667) .6672311.6
0.75) .7510.5
0.833) .83394.5
1) 13718.6
TOTAL199100.0



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