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


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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