Tunisia
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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Sunni

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Sunni Muslim (97.2%)

Features Of Constitution

Is there a constitution?3 yes
Does the constitution state an official religion?3 yes [Article 1]
Does the constitution provide for freedom of religion?3 yes [Article 6]
Does the constitution protect religious equality/non-discrimination?3 no

Constitution

Constitution Year3 2014
Last Amended3 (n/a)
Source3 Constitute Project
Translation3 Source is an English translation.
Current as of3 September 7, 2018

Constitution Excerpts (clauses that reference religion)3

Preamble

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

...

Expressing our people’s commitment to the teachings of Islam ... based on the foundations of our Islamic-Arab identity ...

... consolidating our cultural and civilizational affiliation to the Arab and Muslim nation ... towards complementarity with the Muslim and African peoples ...

...

... with the help of God ...

Article 1.

... [Tunisia’s] religion is Islam ...

...

Article 6.

The state is the guardian of religion. It guarantees freedom of conscience and belief, the free exercise of religious practices and the neutrality of mosques and places of worship from all partisan instrumentalisation.

Article 39.

... [Public education] shall also work to consolidate the Arab-Muslim identity ... in the young generations,

Article 74.

[Persons] ... whose religion is Islam shall have the right to stand for election to the position of President of the Republic.

Article 78.

The President of the Republic undertakes the following appointments through presidential orders:

Appointing and dismissing the General Mufti of the Tunisian Republic.

...

Postscript.

And God is the guarantor of success.


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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