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Religious Freedom Indexes1

Australia/New Zealand World
Government Regulation of Religion Index: Average government regulation score over ARDA researchers' coding of 2003, 2005 and 2008 U.S. Department of State's International Religious Freedom Reports (0-10, lower means less regulation)
Social Regulation of Religion Index: Average social regulation score over ARDA researchers' coding of 2003, 2005 and 2008 U.S. Department of State's International Religious Freedom Reports (0-10, lower means less regulation)
Government Favoritism of Religion Index: Average government favoritism score over ARDA researchers' coding of 2003, 2005 and 2008 U.S. Department of State's International Religious Freedom Reports (0-10, lower means less favoritism)
Religious Persecution (0-10, lower is less persecution) -- --

Government and Religion

Australia/New Zealand World
Does the government generally respect the right to freedom of religion? (0 yes, 1 mostly, 2 no)1 -- --
Is freedom of religion protected?1 -- --
2002 Religion and State Score (0-100, lower means less interaction and greater separation of religion and state)3 6.5 24.4
2002 Regulation and Restrictions on Majority Religion or All Religions (0-33, lower means less government activity)3 0.0 2.8
2002 Religious Discrimination Toward Minorities (0-48, lower is less discrimination)3 0.0 5.6
2002 Proportion of country's laws influenced by religion/based directly on religious codes (0=No religious laws are legislated as law, 1=Most aspects of law are secular but there are isolated instances of religious legislation, 2=Substantial portion of laws are religious, or state law based in great part on religious law but isn't 100% religious law, 3=State law is religious law)3 -- --

Other Pertinent Measures2

Australia/New Zealand World
2009 Civil Liberties Scale (1-7, lower is more freedom) 1.0 3.2
2009 Freedom of Expression and Belief score (0-16, lower is less freedom) 16.0 11.3
2009 Associational and Organizational Rights score (0-12, lower is less freedom) 11.5 7.8

Sources

1.  The article by Brian Grim and Roger Finke describes the coding of the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom reports. The 2003, 2005 and 2008 reports were coded by researchers at the Association of Religion Data Archives, who will also code future reports as they become available. The GRI, GFI and SRI values reported on the National Profiles are averages from the 2003, 2005 and 2008 International Religious Freedom reports, while the Religious Persecution measure is an average from the 2005 and 2008 reports. All other measures derived from the International Religious Freedom reports were coded from the reports for 2008. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.

2.  Freedom House is an independent non-governmental organization that offers measures of the extent to which governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, belief and respect for the rights of minorities and women are guaranteed. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.

3.  The Religion and State (RAS) Project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Its goal is to create a set of measures that systematically gauge the intersection between government and religion. Specifically, it examines government religion policy. Round 1 of the RAS dataset measures the extent of government involvement in religion (GIR) or the lack thereof for 175 states on a yearly basis between 1990 and 2002. This dataset, featuring this and other international measures highlighted on the country pages may be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.