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The government regulation index is a comparative measure of the actions of the state that deny religious freedoms including any actions that impinge on the practice, profession, or selection of religion. A higher GRI score indicates greater religious regulation.

Data File: International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

Source: Grim, Brian J. and Roger Finke. 2006. "International Religion Indexes: Government Regulation, Government Favoritism, and Social Regulation of Religion." Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 2 (Article 1).


General Instructions:

The Government Regulation of Religion Index (GRI) is calculated by obtaining the sum of the variables and multiplying that sum by 5/3; GRI values have a possible range of 0 to 10.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


GRI_A_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, are foreign or other missionaries allowed to operate? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (GRI_A_01)
TOTAL%
0) Allowed with no limits reported.11860.2
0.5) 0.56633.7
1) 1126.1
TOTAL196100.0

GRI_B_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, is proselytizing, public preaching, or conversion limited or restricted? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (GRI_B_01)
TOTAL%
0) No11659.2
0.5) 0.52311.7
1) 15729.1
TOTAL196100.0

GRI_C_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, does the Government interfere with an individuals right to worship? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (GRI_C_01)
TOTAL%
0) No7236.7
0.5) 0.58342.3
1) 14120.9
TOTAL196100.0

GRI_D_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

In the Report, how is freedom of religion described? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (GRI_D_01)
TOTAL%
0) Law/Constitution provides for freedom of religion and the Government generally respects this right in practice7337.2
0.333) 0.3336935.2
0.667) 0.6674321.9
1) 1115.6
TOTAL196100.0

GRI_E_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

Does the Introduction section of the Report mention that the Government generally respects this right (to religious freedom) in practice? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (GRI_E_01)
TOTAL%
0) Yes10654.1
0.5) 0.54724.0
1) 14321.9
TOTAL196100.0

GRI_F_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

Does the Introduction section of the Report specifically mention that the government policy contributes to the generally free practice of religion? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (GRI_F_01)
TOTAL%
0) Yes9146.4
0.5) 0.5178.7
1) 18844.9
TOTAL196100.0



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