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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Catholic

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Catholic (50.5%)

Features Of Constitution

Is there a constitution?3 yes
Does the constitution state an official religion?3 no [Article 8]
Does the constitution provide for freedom of religion?3 yes [Articles 8, 55]
Does the constitution protect religious equality/non-discrimination?3 yes [Articles 8, 42]

Constitution

Constitution Year3 1976
Last Amended3 2002
Source3 World Constitutions Illustrated
Translation3 Source is an English translation.
Current as of3 July 13, 2018

Constitution Excerpts (clauses that reference religion)3

Article 8

The State recognizes, respects, and guarantees religious freedom.

In the Republic of Cuba, religious institutions are separate from the State. The different creeds and religions enjoy equal consideration.

Article 42

Discrimination motivated by … religious creeds, … is proscribed and is penalized by the law.

Article 43

The State consecrates the right, conquered by the Revolution, of its citizens, without distinction of … religious creeds, … to:

[Here follow enumerated rights]

Article 55

The State, which recognizes, respects and guarantees freedom of conscience and religion, recognizes, respects, and guarantees, at the same time, the freedom of every citizen to change religious creeds, or not to have any; and to profess, with respect for the law, the religious worship of their choice.

The law regulates the relations of the State with religious institutions.


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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