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The social regulation index is a comparative measure of the restrictions placed on practice, profession, or selection of religion by other religious groups or associations or the culture at large. A higher SRI score indicates greater social 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 SRI is calculated by summing the included variables and multiplying that sum by 2. Values range between 0 and 10.

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


SRI_A201 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, societal attitudes toward other or nontraditional religions are reported to be… (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (SRI_A201)
TOTAL%
0) Open and tolerant7136.2
0.5) 0.52010.2
1) 110553.6
TOTAL196100.0

SRI_B201 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, what are social attitudes towards conversions to other religions? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (SRI_B201)
TOTAL%
0) No problems reported13769.9
0.5) 0.5126.1
1) 14724.0
TOTAL196100.0

SRI_C_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, do traditional attitudes and/or edicts of the clerical establishment strongly discourage proselytizing [trying to win converts]? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (SRI_C_01)
TOTAL%
0) No14373.0
1) Attitudes and/or clerics5327.0
TOTAL196100.0

SRI_D_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, do established or existing religions try to shut out other religions in any way? (SRI_D_01)
TOTAL%
0) No12563.8
1) Yes7136.2
TOTAL196100.0

SRI_E_01 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2001

According to the Report, what is the situation regarding social movements in relation to religious brands in the country? [Answers to SOCMV201+ SOCMV301 are combined] (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) (SRI_E_01)
TOTAL%
0) 012664.3
0.333) .333189.2
0.667) .6672211.2
1) 13015.3
TOTAL196100.0



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