Government Favoritism of Religion (2003)
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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, 2003)

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RankingNationRate
1Algeria 9.3
1Bahrain 9.3
1Iran 9.3
1Iraq 9.3
1Saudi Arabia 9.3
2Jordan 9.0
2Libya 9.0
2Maldives 9.0
3Armenia 8.8
3Egypt 8.8
3Peru 8.8
3Tunisia 8.8
4Malta 8.7
4Pakistan 8.7
5Nigeria 8.5
6Bolivia 8.3
6Georgia 8.3
6Mauritania 8.3
6Qatar 8.3
7Burma (Myanmar) 8.2
7Chad 8.2
7Israel 8.2
8Indonesia 8.0
8Venezuela 8.0
9Afghanistan 7.8
9Bhutan 7.8
9Greece 7.8
9Guatemala 7.8
9Iceland 7.8
9Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 7.8
9Spain 7.8
9United Arab Emirates 7.8
10Argentina 7.5
10Belarus 7.5
10Belgium 7.5
10Bulgaria 7.5
10Cyprus 7.5
11Bangladesh 7.3
11Cambodia 7.3
11Czech Republic 7.3
11Nicaragua 7.3
11Turkmenistan 7.3
12Dominican Republic 7.2
12Kuwait 7.2
12Oman 7.2
13Colombia 7.0
13India 7.0
13Luxembourg 7.0
13Portugal 7.0
13Turkey 7.0
14Croatia 6.8
14Hungary 6.8
14Kenya 6.8
14Malaysia 6.8
14Uzbekistan 6.8
15Denmark 6.7
15Guinea 6.7
15Moldova 6.7
16Canada 6.5
16China 6.5
16Finland 6.5
17Cote d'Ivoire 6.3
17Morocco 6.3
17Thailand 6.3
18Austria 6.2
18Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.2
18Latvia 6.2
18Lebanon 6.2
18Lithuania 6.2
18Niger 6.2
19Azerbaijan 6.0
19Costa Rica 6.0
19Haiti 6.0
19Hong Kong 6.0
19Romania 6.0
19Vanuatu 6.0
20Switzerland 5.8
21Ghana 5.7
22France 5.5
22New Caledonia 5.5
22Slovakia 5.5
23Ethiopia 5.3
23Italy 5.3
23Western Sahara 5.3
23Zimbabwe 5.3
24Norway 5.2
24Senegal 5.2
24Ukraine 5.2
25Slovenia 5.0
26Liberia 4.8
26Tanzania 4.8
27Germany 4.7
27Mexico 4.7
28Mauritius 4.5
28Suriname 4.5
29Madagascar 4.3
29Zambia 4.3
30Japan 4.2
30Puerto Rico 4.2
31Brunei 4.0
31Chile 4.0
31Comoros 4.0
31Djibouti 4.0
31Nepal 4.0
31Somalia 4.0
32Cuba 3.8
32Equatorial Guinea 3.8
32Malawi 3.8
33Fiji 3.7
34Cape Verde 3.5
35Belize 3.3
35Central African Republic 3.3
35Korea, (South) Republic of 3.3
35Lesotho 3.3
35Papua New Guinea 3.3
36Panama 3.2
37Netherlands 3.0
37Poland 3.0
37Russia 3.0
37Singapore 3.0
38Solomon Islands 2.8
38South Africa 2.8
39Gambia, The 2.7
39Sweden 2.7
40Eritrea 2.5
40Kyrgyzstan 2.5
40New Zealand 2.5
40Trinidad and Tobago 2.5
41Syria 2.3
42Honduras 2.0
42Laos 2.0
42Sri Lanka 2.0
42Sudan 2.0
42Swaziland 2.0
42Yemen 2.0
43French Polynesia 1.8
43Ireland 1.8
44Ecuador 1.5
44El Salvador 1.5
44Mongolia 1.5
44Paraguay 1.5
44Timor-Leste 1.5
44Vietnam 1.5
45Kazakhstan 1.2
46Albania 1.0
46Estonia 1.0
46Macedonia 1.0
46Togo 1.0
46United Kingdom 1.0
47Benin 0.8
48Angola 0.5
48Burundi 0.5
48Guadeloupe 0.5
48Macau 0.5
48Mali 0.5
48Martinique 0.5
48Namibia 0.5
48Reunion 0.5
49Australia 0.0
49Bahamas, The 0.0
49Barbados 0.0
49Botswana 0.0
49Brazil 0.0
49Burkina Faso 0.0
49Cameroon 0.0
49Congo, Democratic Republic of the 0.0
49Congo, Republic of the 0.0
49French Guiana 0.0
49Gabon 0.0
49Guinea-Bissau 0.0
49Guyana 0.0
49Jamaica 0.0
49Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 0.0
49Mozambique 0.0
49Philippines 0.0
49Rwanda 0.0
49Sierra Leone 0.0
49Taiwan 0.0
49Tajikistan 0.0
49Uganda 0.0
49Uruguay 0.0
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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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