Social Regulation of Religion (Average: 2003, 2005, 2008)
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The following list ranks nations (population 200,000+) based on the level of hostility in the culture towards 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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RankingNationValue
1Afghanistan 10.0
57Albania 2.2
9Algeria 8.9
43Angola 4.3
40Argentina 4.7
5Armenia 9.4
51Australia 3.3
23Austria 7.0
2Azerbaijan 9.8
63Bahamas, The 1.4
22Bahrain 7.1
9Bangladesh 8.9
57Barbados 2.2
7Belarus 9.1
21Belgium 7.2
69Belize 0.7
72Benin 0.2
24Bhutan 6.9
67Bolivia 1.0
33Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.6
68Botswana 0.9
38Brazil 5.0
24Brunei 6.9
16Bulgaria 7.9
54Burkina Faso 2.6
14Burma (Myanmar) 8.1
69Burundi 0.7
61Cambodia 1.8
26Cameroon 6.7
45Canada 4.1
69Cape Verde 0.7
46Central African Republic 4.0
26Chad 6.7
53Chile 2.7
38China 5.0
25Colombia 6.8
6Comoros 9.3
37Congo, Democratic Republic of the 5.1
55Congo, Republic of the 2.4
51Costa Rica 3.3
29Cote d'Ivoire 6.0
35Croatia 5.3
51Cuba 3.3
32Cyprus 5.7
52Czech Republic 3.1
49Denmark 3.6
14Djibouti 8.1
64Dominican Republic 1.3
73Ecuador 0.0
15Egypt 8.0
69El Salvador 0.7
59Equatorial Guinea 2.0
20Eritrea 7.3
63Estonia 1.4
12Ethiopia 8.4
34Fiji 5.4
49Finland 3.6
31France 5.8
--French Guiana --
--French Polynesia --
67Gabon 1.0
56Gambia, The 2.3
9Georgia 8.9
31Germany 5.8
58Ghana 2.1
10Greece 8.7
--Guadeloupe --
47Guatemala 3.8
41Guinea 4.6
60Guinea-Bissau 1.9
69Guyana 0.7
55Haiti 2.4
65Honduras 1.2
65Hong Kong 1.2
49Hungary 3.6
52Iceland 3.1
1India 10.0
1Indonesia 10.0
1Iran 10.0
15Iraq 8.0
63Ireland 1.4
4Israel 9.6
3Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 9.7
35Italy 5.3
51Jamaica 3.3
46Japan 4.0
22Jordan 7.1
39Kazakhstan 4.8
31Kenya 5.8
69Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 0.7
68Korea, (South) Republic of 0.9
42Kosovo 4.4
19Kuwait 7.4
29Kyrgyzstan 6.0
18Laos 7.6
50Latvia 3.4
6Lebanon 9.3
69Lesotho 0.7
41Liberia 4.6
35Libya 5.3
31Lithuania 5.8
69Luxembourg 0.7
69Macau 0.7
31Macedonia 5.8
63Madagascar 1.4
47Malawi 3.8
8Malaysia 9.0
28Maldives 6.4
59Mali 2.0
69Malta 0.7
--Martinique --
31Mauritania 5.8
42Mauritius 4.4
--Mayotte --
27Mexico 6.6
18Moldova 7.6
31Mongolia 5.8
28Montenegro 6.4
11Morocco 8.6
61Mozambique 1.8
64Namibia 1.3
17Nepal 7.8
37Netherlands 5.1
--New Caledonia --
58New Zealand 2.1
58Nicaragua 2.1
44Niger 4.2
31Nigeria 5.8
50Norway 3.4
41Oman 4.6
1Pakistan 10.0
68Panama 0.9
62Papua New Guinea 1.7
62Paraguay 1.7
67Peru 1.0
35Philippines 5.3
31Poland 5.8
71Portugal 0.3
--Puerto Rico --
41Qatar 4.6
--Reunion --
13Romania 8.2
2Russia 9.8
42Rwanda 4.4
1Saudi Arabia 10.0
69Senegal 0.7
27Serbia 6.6
55Sierra Leone 2.4
53Singapore 2.7
41Slovakia 4.6
30Slovenia 5.9
49Solomon Islands 3.6
2Somalia 9.8
51South Africa 3.3
42Spain 4.4
5Sri Lanka 9.4
7Sudan 9.1
66Suriname 1.1
70Swaziland 0.6
52Sweden 3.1
37Switzerland 5.1
8Syria 9.0
69Taiwan 0.7
48Tajikistan 3.7
36Tanzania 5.2
43Thailand 4.3
31Timor-Leste 5.8
69Togo 0.7
65Trinidad and Tobago 1.2
17Tunisia 7.8
7Turkey 9.1
34Turkmenistan 5.4
51Uganda 3.3
12Ukraine 8.4
40United Arab Emirates 4.7
37United Kingdom 5.1
--United States (General) --
73Uruguay 0.0
13Uzbekistan 8.2
30Vanuatu 5.9
50Venezuela 3.4
44Vietnam 4.2
48Western Sahara 3.7
7Yemen 9.1
69Zambia 0.7
45Zimbabwe 4.1


Source

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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