Social Regulation of Religion (2003)
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The following list ranks regions 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 International Religious Freedom Report, 2003)

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21Australia/New Zealand 0.5
19Caribbean 0.7
17Central America 1.5
6Eastern Africa 3.8
12Eastern Asia 2.3
5Eastern Europe 4.4
10Melanesia 2.8
16Micronesia (Region) 1.5
7Middle Africa 3.2
2Northern Africa 7.5
20Northern America 0.5
18Northern Europe 1.0
14Polynesia 1.7
15South America 1.6
3South-Central Asia 6.8
4South-Eastern Asia 4.8
20Southern Africa 0.5
9Southern Europe 2.8
8The World 2.9
13Western Africa 2.2
1Western Asia 8.2
11Western Europe 2.8


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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