Government Regulation of Religion (2003)
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The following list ranks nations on the extent to which the government regulates the selection, practice, and profession of religion through official laws, policies, or administrative actions. Higher values indicate greater government regulation of religion. Only nations of 200,000+ population included. (Coded from the International Religious Freedom Report, 2003)

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20Australia/New Zealand 0.1
19Caribbean 0.4
16Central America 0.9
6Eastern Africa 3.6
5Eastern Asia 4.0
7Eastern Europe 3.4
13Melanesia 1.3
14Micronesia (Region) 1.2
8Middle Africa 3.1
3Northern Africa 5.9
21Northern America 0.0
17Northern Europe 0.7
19Polynesia 0.4
15South America 1.0
1South-Central Asia 6.6
4South-Eastern Asia 5.6
18Southern Africa 0.6
10Southern Europe 2.3
9The World 2.4
11Western Africa 1.9
2Western Asia 6.4
12Western 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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