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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, 2005

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 obtaining summing of 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_A205 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2005

According to the Report, societal attitudes toward other or nontraditional religions are reported to be… (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = Open and tolerant. 0.5 = Isolated discrimination. 1 = (Either A or B): a) Negative just in certain regions or just towards certain religious brands, or b) Hostile.] (SRI_A205)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0

SRI_B205 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2005

According to the Report, what are social attitudes towards conversions to other religions? (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) [Category labels are the following: 0 = No problems reported. 0.5 = Some tension. 1 = (Either A or B): a) Negative or b) Hostile.] (SRI_B205)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0

SRI_C_05 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2005

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_05)
TOTAL%
0) No14272.4
1) Attitudes and/or clerics5427.6
TOTAL196100.0

SRI_D_05 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2005

According to the Report, do established or existing religions try to shut out other religions in any way? (SRI_D_05)
TOTAL%
0) No6935.2
1) Yes12764.8
TOTAL196100.0

SRI_E_05 from International Religious Freedom Data, 2005

According to the Report, what is the situation regarding social movements in relation to religious brands in the country? [Answers to SOCMV205+ SOCMV305 are combined] (Rescaled to range from 0 to 1.) Category labels to decimal responses are the following: 0 = [Either A or B]: a) Social movement(s) do not exist that seek national or regional hegemony for a religious brand through nationally coordinated means. [no national & organized activity], or b) All social movement(s) that are reported either promote religious freedom or are amicable and do not intimidate people from (other) religious brands. 0.333 = [Either A or B]: a) Social movement(s) exist that seek national or regional hegemony for a religious brand through unconnected, but regionally coordinated means. [regional & organized activity], or b) Social movement(s) exist that campaign against certain religious brands, but they are uncoordinated at either national or regional levels. [flashes of activity]. 0.667 = [Either A or B]: a) Social movement(s) exist that seek national or regional hegemony for a religious brand, but they are uncoordinated at either national or regional levels. [flashes of activity], or b) Social movement(s) exist that campaign against certain religious brands through unconnected, but regionally coordinated means. [regional & organized activity] 1 = [Either A or B]: a) All social movement(s) exist that are reported either promote religious freedom or are amicable and do not intimidate people from (other) religious brands, or b) Social movement(s) exist that campaign against certain religious brands through nationally coordinated means. [national & organized activity] (SRI_E_05)
TOTAL%
0) 013166.8
0.333) .333105.1
0.667) .6672211.2
1) 13316.8
TOTAL196100.0



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