Social Regulation of Religion (2005)
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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, 2005)

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18Australia/New Zealand 1.7
14Caribbean 2.6
15Central America 2.4
9Eastern Africa 3.5
20Eastern Asia 1.1
4Eastern Europe 5.7
8Melanesia 3.7
22Micronesia (Region) 1.1
11Middle Africa 2.9
3Northern Africa 6.7
13Northern America 2.7
16Northern Europe 2.3
21Polynesia 1.1
17South America 2.1
1South-Central Asia 8.1
5South-Eastern Asia 5.6
19Southern Africa 1.3
10Southern Europe 3.4
6The World 3.9
12Western Africa 2.7
2Western Asia 7.5
7Western Europe 3.8


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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