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


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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