Social Regulation of Religion (2005)
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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 International Religious Freedom Report, 2005)

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RankingNationIndex
1Afghanistan 10.0
14Albania 1.3
4Algeria 8.0
10Angola 4.0
7Argentina 6.0
2Armenia 9.3
12Australia 2.7
10Austria 4.0
4Azerbaijan 8.0
14Bahamas, The 1.3
8Bahrain 5.3
2Bangladesh 9.3
12Barbados 2.7
3Belarus 8.7
7Belgium 6.0
16Belize 0.0
16Benin 0.0
6Bhutan 6.7
16Bolivia 0.0
8Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.3
15Botswana 0.7
10Brazil 4.0
6Brunei 6.7
11Bulgaria 3.3
16Burkina Faso 0.0
2Burma (Myanmar) 9.3
16Burundi 0.0
15Cambodia 0.7
9Cameroon 4.7
12Canada 2.7
16Cape Verde 0.0
10Central African Republic 4.0
10Chad 4.0
15Chile 0.7
9China 4.7
8Colombia 5.3
6Comoros 6.7
10Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.0
12Congo, Republic of the 2.7
12Costa Rica 2.7
8Cote d'Ivoire 5.3
7Croatia 6.0
10Cuba 4.0
6Cyprus 6.7
11Czech Republic 3.3
11Denmark 3.3
6Djibouti 6.7
13Dominican Republic 2.0
16Ecuador 0.0
2Egypt 9.3
16El Salvador 0.0
12Equatorial Guinea 2.7
11Eritrea 3.3
15Estonia 0.7
7Ethiopia 6.0
9Fiji 4.7
15Finland 0.7
7France 6.0
--French Guiana --
--French Polynesia --
16Gabon 0.0
16Gambia, The 0.0
4Georgia 8.0
9Germany 4.7
12Ghana 2.7
3Greece 8.7
--Guadeloupe --
8Guatemala 5.3
11Guinea 3.3
12Guinea-Bissau 2.7
16Guyana 0.0
11Haiti 3.3
15Honduras 0.7
15Hong Kong 0.7
14Hungary 1.3
15Iceland 0.7
1India 10.0
2Indonesia 9.3
1Iran 10.0
1Iraq 10.0
15Ireland 0.7
1Israel 10.0
1Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 10.0
11Italy 3.3
12Jamaica 2.7
16Japan 0.0
6Jordan 6.7
4Kazakhstan 8.0
8Kenya 5.3
16Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 0.0
16Korea, (South) Republic of 0.0
--Kosovo --
3Kuwait 8.7
4Kyrgyzstan 8.0
11Laos 3.3
9Latvia 4.7
5Lebanon 7.3
16Lesotho 0.0
9Liberia 4.7
8Libya 5.3
11Lithuania 3.3
16Luxembourg 0.0
16Macau 0.0
11Macedonia 3.3
15Madagascar 0.7
12Malawi 2.7
3Malaysia 8.7
12Maldives 2.7
10Mali 4.0
16Malta 0.0
--Martinique --
5Mauritania 7.3
14Mauritius 1.3
7Mexico 6.0
5Moldova 7.3
15Mongolia 0.7
--Montenegro --
3Morocco 8.7
9Mozambique 4.7
16Namibia 0.0
1Nepal 10.0
5Netherlands 7.3
--New Caledonia --
15New Zealand 0.7
10Nicaragua 4.0
9Niger 4.7
8Nigeria 5.3
11Norway 3.3
6Oman 6.7
1Pakistan 10.0
15Panama 0.7
15Papua New Guinea 0.7
13Paraguay 2.0
13Peru 2.0
9Philippines 4.7
10Poland 4.0
16Portugal 0.0
--Puerto Rico --
15Qatar 0.7
--Reunion --
1Romania 10.0
5Russia 7.3
16Rwanda 0.0
1Saudi Arabia 10.0
16Senegal 0.0
--Serbia --
11Sierra Leone 3.3
15Singapore 0.7
8Slovakia 5.3
11Slovenia 3.3
11Solomon Islands 3.3
4Somalia 8.0
8South Africa 5.3
11Spain 3.3
1Sri Lanka 10.0
2Sudan 9.3
16Suriname 0.0
15Swaziland 0.7
14Sweden 1.3
7Switzerland 6.0
6Syria 6.7
16Taiwan 0.0
5Tajikistan 7.3
8Tanzania 5.3
8Thailand 5.3
5Timor-Leste 7.3
16Togo 0.0
15Trinidad and Tobago 0.7
7Tunisia 6.0
1Turkey 10.0
6Turkmenistan 6.7
8Uganda 5.3
7Ukraine 6.0
12United Arab Emirates 2.7
10United Kingdom 4.0
--United States (General) --
16Uruguay 0.0
8Uzbekistan 5.3
7Vanuatu 6.0
9Venezuela 4.7
8Vietnam 5.3
16Western Sahara 0.0
3Yemen 8.7
16Zambia 0.0
11Zimbabwe 3.3


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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