Social Regulation of Religion (2003)
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The following list ranks nations (population 200,000+) 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, 2003)

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RankingNationIndex
3Afghanistan 9.3
41Albania 1.7
7Algeria 8.3
44Angola 0.7
34Argentina 3.0
13Armenia 7.0
37Australia 2.3
24Austria 5.2
3Azerbaijan 9.3
46Bahamas, The 0.0
10Bahrain 7.8
20Bangladesh 5.8
46Barbados 0.0
17Belarus 6.3
26Belgium 4.8
46Belize 0.0
46Benin 0.0
7Bhutan 8.3
41Bolivia 1.7
26Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.8
46Botswana 0.0
30Brazil 3.8
23Brunei 5.3
28Bulgaria 4.3
38Burkina Faso 2.2
12Burma (Myanmar) 7.5
46Burundi 0.0
46Cambodia 0.0
4Cameroon 8.8
40Canada 1.8
44Cape Verde 0.7
32Central African Republic 3.5
4Chad 8.8
36Chile 2.5
26China 4.8
29Colombia 4.0
6Comoros 8.5
32Congo, Democratic Republic of the 3.5
44Congo, Republic of the 0.7
46Costa Rica 0.0
27Cote d'Ivoire 4.5
33Croatia 3.3
27Cuba 4.5
8Cyprus 8.2
34Czech Republic 3.0
46Denmark 0.0
27Djibouti 4.5
46Dominican Republic 0.0
46Ecuador 0.0
3Egypt 9.3
46El Salvador 0.0
34Equatorial Guinea 3.0
17Eritrea 6.3
46Estonia 0.0
5Ethiopia 8.7
29Fiji 4.0
37Finland 2.3
31France 3.7
46French Guiana 0.0
46French Polynesia 0.0
46Gabon 0.0
46Gambia, The 0.0
7Georgia 8.3
38Germany 2.2
43Ghana 1.2
16Greece 6.5
46Guadeloupe 0.0
29Guatemala 4.0
20Guinea 5.8
46Guinea-Bissau 0.0
44Guyana 0.7
44Haiti 0.7
46Honduras 0.0
46Hong Kong 0.0
31Hungary 3.7
39Iceland 2.0
1India 10.0
3Indonesia 9.3
1Iran 10.0
3Iraq 9.3
46Ireland 0.0
10Israel 7.8
1Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 10.0
25Italy 5.0
31Jamaica 3.7
33Japan 3.3
7Jordan 8.3
46Kazakhstan 0.0
22Kenya 5.5
39Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 2.0
46Korea, (South) Republic of 0.0
--Kosovo --
7Kuwait 8.3
32Kyrgyzstan 3.5
25Laos 5.0
46Latvia 0.0
15Lebanon 6.7
46Lesotho 0.0
35Liberia 2.7
23Libya 5.3
36Lithuania 2.5
46Luxembourg 0.0
46Macau 0.0
31Macedonia 3.7
45Madagascar 0.5
21Malawi 5.7
7Malaysia 8.3
2Maldives 9.5
42Mali 1.3
46Malta 0.0
46Martinique 0.0
19Mauritania 6.0
30Mauritius 3.8
14Mexico 6.8
45Moldova 0.5
21Mongolia 5.7
--Montenegro --
7Morocco 8.3
46Mozambique 0.0
46Namibia 0.0
10Nepal 7.8
37Netherlands 2.3
41New Caledonia 1.7
46New Zealand 0.0
42Nicaragua 1.3
18Niger 6.2
14Nigeria 6.8
31Norway 3.7
23Oman 5.3
1Pakistan 10.0
46Panama 0.0
28Papua New Guinea 4.3
41Paraguay 1.7
44Peru 0.7
31Philippines 3.7
31Poland 3.7
46Portugal 0.0
46Puerto Rico 0.0
10Qatar 7.8
46Reunion 0.0
17Romania 6.3
12Russia 7.5
44Rwanda 0.7
1Saudi Arabia 10.0
46Senegal 0.0
--Serbia --
46Sierra Leone 0.0
28Singapore 4.3
41Slovakia 1.7
25Slovenia 5.0
34Solomon Islands 3.0
4Somalia 8.8
36South Africa 2.5
31Spain 3.7
11Sri Lanka 7.7
9Sudan 8.0
41Suriname 1.7
46Swaziland 0.0
41Sweden 1.7
41Switzerland 1.7
7Syria 8.3
46Taiwan 0.0
43Tajikistan 1.2
36Tanzania 2.5
46Thailand 0.0
17Timor-Leste 6.3
46Togo 0.0
44Trinidad and Tobago 0.7
4Tunisia 8.8
7Turkey 8.3
30Turkmenistan 3.8
23Uganda 5.3
14Ukraine 6.8
7United Arab Emirates 8.3
41United Kingdom 1.7
--United States (General) --
44Uruguay 0.7
5Uzbekistan 8.7
31Vanuatu 3.7
35Venezuela 2.7
34Vietnam 3.0
7Western Sahara 8.3
7Yemen 8.3
46Zambia 0.0
41Zimbabwe 1.7


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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