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Variables: Ranking by Preferred G5 Composite Score (Free Exercise), from 1 highest to 244 lowest (PRFG5CRANK)1

Preferred Religion: (G5) Composite (1-244)




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 18
Akrotiri Western Asia 223
Albania Southern Europe 63
Algeria Northern Africa 10
American Samoa Polynesia 63
Andorra Southern Europe 63
Angola Middle Africa 63
Anguilla Caribbean 223
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 42
Argentina South America 63
Armenia Western Asia 19
Aruba Caribbean 63
Australia Australia/New Zealand 63
Austria Western Europe 47
Azerbaijan Western Asia 63
Bahamas, The Caribbean 63
Bahrain Western Asia 47
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 63
Barbados Caribbean 63
Belarus Eastern Europe 33
Belgium Western Europe 63
Belize Central America 63
Benin Western Africa 63
Bermuda Northern America 223
Bhutan South-Central Asia 37
Bolivia South America 63
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 244
Botswana Southern Africa 63
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 63
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa 223
British Virgin Islands Caribbean 223
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 19
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 19
Burkina Faso Western Africa 63
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 29
Burundi Eastern Africa 63
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 33
Cameroon Middle Africa 63
Canada Northern America 63
Cape Verde Western Africa 63
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean 63
Cayman Islands Caribbean 223
Central African Republic Middle Africa 63
Chad Middle Africa 63
Channel Islands Northern Europe 223
Chile South America 63
China Eastern Asia 10
China-Tibet Eastern Asia 10
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand 63
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand 63
Colombia South America 63
Comoros Eastern Africa 8
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 63
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 63
Cook Islands Polynesia 63
Costa Rica Central America 63
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 63
Croatia Southern Europe 63
Cuba Caribbean 243
Curacao Caribbean 63
Cyprus Western Asia 47
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 63
Denmark Northern Europe 63
Dhekelia Western Asia 223
Djibouti Eastern Africa 47
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 63
Ecuador South America 63
Egypt Northern Africa 10
El Salvador Central America 63
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 223
Eritrea Eastern Africa 5
Estonia Northern Europe 63
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 63
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America 223
Faroe Islands Northern Europe 63
Fiji Melanesia 63
Finland Northern Europe 63
France Western Europe 63
French Guiana South America 63
French Polynesia Polynesia 63
Gabon Middle Africa 63
Gambia, The Western Africa 63
Georgia Western Asia 56
Germany Western Europe 63
Ghana Western Africa 63
Gibraltar Southern Europe 223
Greece Southern Europe 47
Greenland Northern America 63
Grenada Caribbean 63
Guadeloupe Caribbean 63
Guam Micronesia (region) 63
Guatemala Central America 63
Guernsey Northern Europe 223
Guinea Western Africa 63
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 63
Guyana South America 63
Haiti Caribbean 63
Honduras Central America 63
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 63
Iceland Northern Europe 63
India South-Central Asia 28
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 19
Iran South-Central Asia 9
Iraq Western Asia 56
Ireland Northern Europe 63
Isle of Man Northern Europe 223
Israel Western Asia 56
Italy Southern Europe 63
Jamaica Caribbean 63
Japan Eastern Asia 63
Jersey Northern Europe 223
Jordan Western Asia 19
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 56
Kenya Eastern Africa 47
Kiribati Micronesia (region) 63
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia 1
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 63
Kosovo Southern Europe 63
Kuwait Western Asia 5
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 63
Laos South-Eastern Asia 29
Latvia Northern Europe 63
Lebanon Western Asia 63
Lesotho Southern Africa 63
Liberia Western Africa 63
Libya Northern Africa 19
Liechtenstein Western Europe 63
Lithuania Northern Europe 63
Luxembourg Western Europe 63
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 63
Madagascar Eastern Africa 63
Malawi Eastern Africa 63
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 5
Maldives South-Central Asia 1
Mali Western Africa 63
Malta Southern Europe 63
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region) 63
Martinique Caribbean 63
Mauritania Western Africa 4
Mauritius Eastern Africa 63
Mayotte Eastern Africa 63
Mexico Central America 63
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region) 63
Moldova Eastern Europe 63
Monaco Western Europe 47
Mongolia Eastern Asia 63
Montenegro Southern Europe 63
Montserrat Caribbean 223
Morocco Northern Africa 29
Mozambique Eastern Africa 63
Namibia Southern Africa 63
Nauru Micronesia (region) 63
Nepal South-Central Asia 42
Netherlands Western Europe 63
New Caledonia Melanesia 63
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 63
Nicaragua Central America 63
Niger Western Africa 63
Nigeria Western Africa 222
Niue Polynesia 63
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand 63
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 56
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region) 63
Norway Northern Europe 63
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 37
Oman Western Asia 47
Pakistan South-Central Asia 16
Palau Micronesia (region) 63
Panama Central America 63
Papua New Guinea Melanesia
Paraguay South America 63
Peru South America 63
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 63
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia 223
Poland Eastern Europe 63
Portugal Southern Europe 63
Puerto Rico Caribbean 63
Qatar Western Asia 33
Reunion Eastern Africa 63
Romania Eastern Europe 47
Russia Eastern Europe 63
Rwanda Eastern Africa 56
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean 63
Saint Helena Western Africa 223
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean 63
Saint Lucia Caribbean 63
Saint Martin Caribbean 63
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America 63
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean 42
Samoa Polynesia 63
San Marino Southern Europe 63
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa 63
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 1
Senegal Western Africa 63
Serbia Southern Europe 63
Seychelles Eastern Africa 63
Sierra Leone Western Africa 63
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 63
Sint Maarten Caribbean 63
Slovakia Eastern Europe 37
Slovenia Southern Europe 63
Solomon Islands Melanesia 63
Somalia Eastern Africa 27
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 63
South Sudan Eastern Africa 63
Spain Southern Europe 63
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa 63
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 42
Sudan Northern Africa 16
Suriname South America 63
Svalbard Northern Europe 63
Swaziland Southern Africa 63
Sweden Northern Europe 63
Switzerland Western Europe 63
Syria Western Asia 19
Taiwan Eastern Asia 63
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 221
Tanzania Eastern Africa 223
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 63
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 63
Togo Western Africa 63
Tokelau Polynesia 63
Tonga Polynesia 42
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 63
Tunisia Northern Africa 10
Turkey Western Asia 56
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 33
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean 223
Tuvalu Polynesia 63
Uganda Eastern Africa 63
Ukraine Eastern Europe 63
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 10
United Kingdom Northern Europe 223
United States (General) Northern America 63
Uruguay South America 63
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 40
Vanuatu Melanesia 63
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 63
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 40
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean 63
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia 63
Western Sahara Northern Africa 29
Yemen Western Asia 19
Zambia Eastern Africa 63
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 63


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.

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