Government Favoritism of Religion (2005)
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The following list ranks regions 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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RankingRegionRate
21Australia/New Zealand 1.7
16Caribbean 3.6
11Central America 4.8
13Eastern Africa 4.3
17Eastern Asia 3.2
5Eastern Europe 6.5
14Melanesia 3.9
22Micronesia (Region) 1.4
18Middle Africa 2.7
1Northern Africa 7.6
4Northern America 6.8
9Northern Europe 5.6
19Polynesia 2.7
12South America 4.7
6South-Central Asia 6.4
7South-Eastern Asia 6.1
20Southern Africa 2.6
3Southern Europe 6.9
10The World 5.1
15Western Africa 3.9
2Western Asia 7.6
8Western Europe 5.7


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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