Equatorial Guinea
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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Catholic

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Catholic (82%)

Features Of Constitution

Is there a constitution?3 yes
Does the constitution state an official religion?3 no [Article 9(2)]
Does the constitution provide for freedom of religion?3 yes [Article 13(1)(f)]
Does the constitution protect religious equality/non-discrimination?3 yes [Article 15(1)]

Constitution

Constitution Year3 1991
Last Amended3 2012
Source3 Constitute Project
Translation3 Source is an English translation.
Current as of3 August 2, 2018

Constitution Excerpts (clauses that reference religion)3

Preamble

… conscious of our responsibility before God …

Article 9.

(2) Equatorial Guinea’s political parties … shall not be based on … religion …

Article 13.

(1) Every citizen enjoys the following rights and freedoms.

(f) To freedom of a religion and worship;

Article 15.

(1) Any act of partiality or discrimination duly found on the basis of … religion … is punishable by law.

Article 24.

(3) The State guarantees to every … religious community, legally constituted, the right to found schools, provided that they are subject to the official pedagogical plan.

(4) Official education permits the free election of the religious formation program, based on the freedom of conscience and religion protected by this Fundamental Law.


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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