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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Catholic

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Catholic (85.7%)

Features Of Constitution

Is there a constitution?3 yes
Does the constitution state an official religion?3 not stated
Does the constitution provide for freedom of religion?3 yes [Article 40]
Does the constitution protect religious equality/non-discrimination?3 yes [Article 14]

Constitution

Constitution Year3 1991
Last Amended3 2013
Source3 Constitute Project
Translation3 Source is an English translation.
Current as of3 July 27, 2018

Constitution Excerpts (clauses that reference religion)3

Article 14.

Everyone in the Republic of Croatia shall enjoy rights and freedoms, regardless of ... religion ...

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Article 17.

[Suspension of human rights during war and national emergencies]

The extend of such restrictions ... may not result in the inequality of persons in respect of ... religion ...

Not even in the case of an immediate threat to the existence of the State may restrictions be imposed on the application of the provisions of this Constitution ... on freedom of ... religion.

Article 39.

Any call for or incitement to war, or resort to ... religious hatred, or any form of intolerance shall be prohibited and punishable by law.

Article 40.

Freedom of conscience and religion and freedom to manifest religion and other convictions shall be guaranteed.

Article 41.

All religious communities shall be equal before the law and shall be separated from the State.

Religious communities shall be free, in conformity with law, publicly to perform religious services, to open schools, educational and other institutions, social and charitable institutions and to manage them, and shall in their activity enjoy the protection and assistance of the State.

Article 47.

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Conscientious objection shall be allowed to all those who for religious ... reasons are not willing to participate in the performance of military service in the armed forces. Such persons shall be obliged to perform other duties specified by law.


Sources

1.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Government Religious Preference (GRP) measures government-level favoritism toward, and disfavor against, 30 religious denominations. A series of ordered categorical variables index the state's institutional favoritism in 28 different ways. The variables are combined to form five composite indices for five broad components of state-religion: official status, religious education, financial support, regulatory burdens, and freedom of practice. The five components' composites in turn are further combined into a single composite score, the GRP score. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

2.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Demographics reports annual estimates of religious demographics, both country by country and region by region. It estimates populations and percentages of adherents of 100 religious denominations including second level subdivisions within Christianity and Islam. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

3.  Text from country constitutions was copied from primary documents obtained online using a variety of sources, including the Constitute Project, World Constitutions Illustrated, and government sources. When the text was in a language other than English, it was translated to English by ARDA staff or with web-based translation utilities such as Google Translate. Emphases were added to the text by ARDA staff to differentiate religious content from non-religious content. Text is current to the date listed in the "Current as of" field shown above. Please contact us at support@thearda.com if you are aware of any incorrect information provided on this page.

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