Uzbekistan
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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Sunni

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Sunni Muslim (94.3%)

Features Of Constitution

Is there a constitution?3 yes
Does the constitution state an official religion?3 no [Article 61]
Does the constitution provide for freedom of religion?3 yes [Article 31]
Does the constitution protect religious equality/non-discrimination?3 yes [Article 18]

Constitution

Constitution Year3 1992
Last Amended3 2017
Source3 World Constitutions Illustrated
Translation3 Source is an English translation.
Current as of3 October 3, 2018

Constitution Excerpts (clauses that reference religion)3

Article 18.

All citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall have equal rights and freedoms, and shall be equal before law without discrimination by ... religion ...

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Article 31.

Freedom of conscience shall be guaranteed to all. Everyone shall have the right to profess or not to profess any religion. A compulsory imposition of religion shall be impermissible.

Article 49.

It is the duty of citizens to protect the ... spiritual ... heritage of the people of Uzbekistan.

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Article 57.

The formation and functioning of political parties and public associations, aiming to do following, shall be prohibited: ... advocating ... religious hostility, and encroaching on the ... morality of the people, as well as armed associations and political parties based on ... religious principles.

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Article 61.

Religious organizations and associations shall be separated from the state and equal before law. The state shall not interfere in the activity of religious associations.


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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