Government Favoritism of Religion (Average: 2003, 2005, 2008)
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The following list ranks regions on the extent to which governments in each region provide 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 2003, 2005 and 2008 International Religious Freedom Reports)

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1Northern Africa 7.5
2Western Asia 7.1
3South-Central Asia 6.3
4Southern Europe 6.3
5Western Europe 5.9
6Eastern Europe 5.8
7South-Eastern Asia 5.6
8Northern Europe 5.5
9South America 4.7
10The World 4.6
11Central America 4.2
12Eastern Africa 3.8
13Melanesia 3.6
14Western Africa 3.5
15Eastern Asia 2.9
16Caribbean 2.2
17Middle Africa 2.1
18Southern Africa 2.0
19Australia/New Zealand 1.7
20Micronesia (Region) 1.1
--Northern America --
--Polynesia --


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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