Government Favoritism of Religion (2005)
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The following list ranks nations (population 200,000+) on the extent to which government provides one religion or a small group of religions with special privileges, support or favorable sanctions. Higher values indicate greater government favoritism for religion(s). (Coded from the International Religious Freedom Report, 2005)

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RankingNationRate
13Afghanistan 7.6
72Albania 2.1
9Algeria 7.9
78Angola 0.0
23Argentina 6.9
7Armenia 8.1
77Australia 0.7
33Austria 6.2
41Azerbaijan 5.6
35Bahamas, The 6.0
9Bahrain 7.9
17Bangladesh 7.3
57Barbados 3.9
51Belarus 4.6
27Belgium 6.5
31Belize 6.3
73Benin 2.0
6Bhutan 8.2
18Bolivia 7.2
35Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.0
78Botswana 0.0
73Brazil 2.0
10Brunei 7.8
49Bulgaria 4.9
78Burkina Faso 0.0
9Burma (Myanmar) 7.9
78Burundi 0.0
12Cambodia 7.7
63Cameroon 3.2
24Canada 6.8
25Cape Verde 6.7
78Central African Republic 0.0
23Chad 6.9
23Chile 6.9
26China 6.6
15Colombia 7.4
28Comoros 6.5
78Congo, Democratic Republic of the 0.0
78Congo, Republic of the 0.0
16Costa Rica 7.4
18Cote d'Ivoire 7.2
13Croatia 7.6
76Cuba 1.3
13Cyprus 7.6
22Czech Republic 6.9
18Denmark 7.2
21Djibouti 7.0
20Dominican Republic 7.0
73Ecuador 2.0
9Egypt 7.9
52El Salvador 4.5
14Equatorial Guinea 7.5
76Eritrea 1.3
68Estonia 2.7
31Ethiopia 6.3
78Fiji 0.0
41Finland 5.6
67France 2.9
--French Guiana --
--French Polynesia --
35Gabon 6.0
56Gambia, The 4.1
4Georgia 8.5
30Germany 6.4
45Ghana 5.4
3Greece 8.7
--Guadeloupe --
70Guatemala 2.4
18Guinea 7.2
78Guinea-Bissau 0.0
60Guyana 3.7
32Haiti 6.2
62Honduras 3.4
61Hong Kong 3.5
25Hungary 6.7
11Iceland 7.8
17India 7.3
24Indonesia 6.8
2Iran 8.8
15Iraq 7.4
73Ireland 2.0
11Israel 7.8
17Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 7.3
22Italy 6.9
78Jamaica 0.0
78Japan 0.0
8Jordan 8.0
52Kazakhstan 4.5
46Kenya 5.4
76Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 1.3
47Korea, (South) Republic of 5.2
--Kosovo --
17Kuwait 7.3
74Kyrgyzstan 1.7
19Laos 7.1
29Latvia 6.4
15Lebanon 7.4
48Lesotho 5.0
54Liberia 4.2
13Libya 7.6
30Lithuania 6.4
13Luxembourg 7.6
78Macau 0.0
19Macedonia 7.1
64Madagascar 3.2
59Malawi 3.7
3Malaysia 8.7
14Maldives 7.5
78Mali 0.0
9Malta 7.9
--Martinique --
5Mauritania 8.3
48Mauritius 5.0
78Mexico 0.0
19Moldova 7.1
40Mongolia 5.6
--Montenegro --
19Morocco 7.1
77Mozambique 0.7
78Namibia 0.0
39Nepal 5.7
43Netherlands 5.5
--New Caledonia --
68New Zealand 2.7
21Nicaragua 7.0
69Niger 2.5
38Nigeria 5.8
15Norway 7.4
11Oman 7.8
11Pakistan 7.8
14Panama 7.5
55Papua New Guinea 4.2
71Paraguay 2.2
11Peru 7.8
48Philippines 5.0
37Poland 5.8
11Portugal 7.8
--Puerto Rico --
8Qatar 8.0
--Reunion --
11Romania 7.8
13Russia 7.6
50Rwanda 4.7
2Saudi Arabia 8.8
34Senegal 6.1
--Serbia --
66Sierra Leone 2.9
36Singapore 5.9
25Slovakia 6.7
35Slovenia 6.0
53Solomon Islands 4.3
42Somalia 5.6
76South Africa 1.3
15Spain 7.4
25Sri Lanka 6.7
10Sudan 7.8
73Suriname 2.0
25Swaziland 6.7
58Sweden 3.8
26Switzerland 6.6
19Syria 7.1
75Taiwan 1.6
78Tajikistan 0.0
24Tanzania 6.8
29Thailand 6.4
73Timor-Leste 2.0
78Togo 0.0
65Trinidad and Tobago 3.0
11Tunisia 7.8
44Turkey 5.5
1Turkmenistan 9.0
70Uganda 2.4
29Ukraine 6.4
3United Arab Emirates 8.7
19United Kingdom 7.1
--United States (General) --
78Uruguay 0.0
17Uzbekistan 7.3
17Vanuatu 7.3
11Venezuela 7.8
76Vietnam 1.3
19Western Sahara 7.1
14Yemen 7.5
14Zambia 7.5
50Zimbabwe 4.7


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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