Government Regulation of Religion (Average: 2003, 2005, 2008)
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The following list ranks regions on the extent to which governments in each region regulate the selection, practice, and profession of religion through official laws, policies, or administrative actions. Higher values indicate greater government regulation of religion. (Coded from the 2003, 2005 and 2008 International Religious Freedom Reports)

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16Australia/New Zealand 0.2
13Caribbean 0.9
13Central America 0.9
6Eastern Africa 3.4
4Eastern Asia 3.8
5Eastern Europe 3.6
14Melanesia 0.6
9Micronesia (Region) 1.6
8Middle Africa 2.3
2Northern Africa 7.1
--Northern America --
12Northern Europe 1.0
--Polynesia --
13South America 0.9
1South-Central Asia 7.3
3South-Eastern Asia 5.9
15Southern Africa 0.4
11Southern Europe 1.4
7The World 3.0
11Western Africa 1.4
3Western Asia 5.9
10Western Europe 1.5


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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