Social Regulation of Religion (Average: 2003, 2005, 2008)
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The following list ranks regions based on the level of hostility in the cultures of countries in the regions toward nontraditional religions, hostility towards conversion to other religions, hostility towards proselytizing, and whether or not existing religions try to shut out new religions. Higher values indicate greater social regulation of religion. (Coded from the 2003, 2005 and 2008 International Religious Freedom Reports)

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8Australia/New Zealand 3.8
16Caribbean 2.4
9Central America 3.7
10Eastern Africa 3.6
13Eastern Asia 3.0
7Eastern Europe 3.9
2Melanesia 4.6
11Micronesia (Region) 3.5
6Middle Africa 4.0
14Northern Africa 2.6
--Northern America --
1Northern Europe 5.3
--Polynesia --
15South America 2.5
2South-Central Asia 4.6
15South-Eastern Asia 2.5
2Southern Africa 4.6
5Southern Europe 4.3
3The World 4.5
4Western Africa 4.4
12Western Asia 3.2
12Western Europe 3.2


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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