Guinea
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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Sunni

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Sunni Muslim (77.6%)

Features Of Constitution

Is there a constitution?3 yes
Does the constitution state an official religion?3 no [Article 1]
Does the constitution provide for freedom of religion?3 yes [Articles 7, 14]
Does the constitution protect religious equality/non-discrimination?3 yes [Articles 1, 4, 8]

Constitution

Constitution Year3 2010
Last Amended3 (n/a)
Source3 Constitute Project
Translation3 Source is an English translation, edited by ARDA staff.
Current as of3 August 3, 2018

Constitution Excerpts (clauses that reference religion)3

Article 1.

Guinea is ... secular ...

It assures the equality before the law of all the citizens without distinction ... of religion ...

It respects all beliefs.

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Article 3.

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... [The political parties] must not identify themselves to ... a religion ...

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Article 4.

The law punishes anyone who by an act of ... religious discrimination ... infringes the national unity, the security of the State, the integrity of the territory of the Republic or the democratic functioning of the institutions.

Article 7.

Every person is free to believe, to think and to profess their religious faith, their political and philosophical opinions.

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Article 8.

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No one may be privileged or disadvantaged by virtue of [en raison de] ... their beliefs and of their ... religious opinions.

Article 11.

Whoever is persecuted by virtue of their ... religious opinions ... has the right to asylum on the territory of the Republic.

Article 14.

The free exercise of worship [culte] is guaranteed, under reserve of the respect for the law and the public order. The religious institutions and communities are created and administered freely.

Article 154.

The ... principle of secularity [laïcité] ... may not be made the object of a revision.


Sources

1.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Government Religious Preference (GRP) measures government-level favoritism toward, and disfavor against, 30 religious denominations. A series of ordered categorical variables index the state's institutional favoritism in 28 different ways. The variables are combined to form five composite indices for five broad components of state-religion: official status, religious education, financial support, regulatory burdens, and freedom of practice. The five components' composites in turn are further combined into a single composite score, the GRP score. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

2.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Demographics reports annual estimates of religious demographics, both country by country and region by region. It estimates populations and percentages of adherents of 100 religious denominations including second level subdivisions within Christianity and Islam. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

3.  Text from country constitutions was copied from primary documents obtained online using a variety of sources, including the Constitute Project, World Constitutions Illustrated, and government sources. When the text was in a language other than English, it was translated to English by ARDA staff or with web-based translation utilities such as Google Translate. Emphases were added to the text by ARDA staff to differentiate religious content from non-religious content. Text is current to the date listed in the "Current as of" field shown above. Please contact us at support@thearda.com if you are aware of any incorrect information provided on this page.

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