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Variables: Religious Legislation Index (0-52, lower means less religious legislation) (LXX2014X)1

Religious Legislation: Index (0-52 lower = less)



LXX2014X1 [X]

Afghanistan South-Central Asia 34.0
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 6.0
Algeria Northern Africa 22.0
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 6.0
Angola Middle Africa 9.0
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America 9.0
Armenia Western Asia 10.0
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 5.0
Austria Western Europe 3.0
Azerbaijan Western Asia 6.0
Bahamas, The Caribbean 3.0
Bahrain Western Asia 24.0
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 15.0
Barbados Caribbean 4.0
Belarus Eastern Europe 5.0
Belgium Western Europe 7.0
Belize Central America 7.0
Benin Western Africa 5.0
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 15.0
Bolivia South America 8.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 13.0
Botswana Southern Africa 3.0
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 5.0
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 35.0
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 7.0
Burkina Faso Western Africa 5.0
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 15.0
Burundi Eastern Africa 4.0
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 11.0
Cameroon Middle Africa 5.0
Canada Northern America 7.0
Cape Verde Western Africa 5.0
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 3.0
Chad Middle Africa 7.0
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 8.0
China Eastern Asia 8.0
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 6.0
Comoros Eastern Africa 12.0
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 5.0
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 4.0
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 7.0
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 12.0
Croatia Southern Europe 11.0
Cuba Caribbean 3.0
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 7.0
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 13.0
Denmark Northern Europe 17.0
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 13.0
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 8.0
Ecuador South America 7.0
Egypt Northern Africa 28.0
El Salvador Central America 3.0
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 5.0
Eritrea Eastern Africa 5.0
Estonia Northern Europe 8.0
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 8.0
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 7.0
Finland Northern Europe 12.0
France Western Europe 6.0
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 5.0
Gambia, The Western Africa 9.0
Georgia Western Asia 12.0
Germany Western Europe 13.0
Ghana Western Africa 10.0
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 15.0
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 7.0
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 9.0
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 4.0
Guyana South America 7.0
Haiti Caribbean 9.0
Honduras Central America 3.0
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 12.0
Iceland Northern Europe 16.0
India South-Central Asia 17.0
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 34.0
Iran South-Central Asia 35.0
Iraq Western Asia 26.0
Ireland Northern Europe 12.0
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 25.0
Italy Southern Europe 12.0
Jamaica Caribbean 6.0
Japan Eastern Asia 2.0
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 31.0
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 4.0
Kenya Eastern Africa 9.0
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia
Kosovo Southern Europe 8.0
Kuwait Western Asia 30.0
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 4.0
Laos South-Eastern Asia 7.0
Latvia Northern Europe 10.0
Lebanon Western Asia 21.0
Lesotho Southern Africa 5.0
Liberia Western Africa 5.0
Libya Northern Africa 24.0
Liechtenstein Western Europe 3.0
Lithuania Northern Europe 12.0
Luxembourg Western Europe 6.0
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 3.0
Madagascar Eastern Africa 5.0
Malawi Eastern Africa 5.0
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 36.0
Maldives South-Central Asia 27.0
Mali Western Africa 6.0
Malta Southern Europe 10.0
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 17.0
Mauritius Eastern Africa 5.0
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 4.0
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 8.0
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 3.0
Montenegro Southern Europe 8.0
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 21.0
Mozambique Eastern Africa 5.0
Namibia Southern Africa 3.0
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 5.0
Netherlands Western Europe 8.0
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 7.0
Nicaragua Central America 9.0
Niger Western Africa 5.0
Nigeria Western Africa 21.0
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 6.0
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 12.0
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia
Oman Western Asia 25.0
Pakistan South-Central Asia 32.0
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 7.0
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 7.0
Paraguay South America 7.0
Peru South America 11.0
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 10.0
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 14.0
Portugal Southern Europe 6.0
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 28.0
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 14.0
Russia Eastern Europe 12.0
Rwanda Eastern Africa 3.0
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean
Saint Helena Western Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean
Saint Lucia Caribbean
Saint Martin Caribbean
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean
Samoa Polynesia
San Marino Southern Europe
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 46.0
Senegal Western Africa 10.0
Serbia Southern Europe 12.0
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 6.0
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 6.0
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 12.0
Slovenia Southern Europe 8.0
Solomon Islands Melanesia 6.0
Somalia Eastern Africa 18.0
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 3.0
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe 9.0
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 16.0
Sudan Northern Africa 29.0
Suriname South America 4.0
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 9.0
Sweden Northern Europe 14.0
Switzerland Western Europe 10.0
Syria Western Asia 22.0
Taiwan Eastern Asia 3.0
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 6.0
Tanzania Eastern Africa 10.0
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 19.0
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 6.0
Togo Western Africa 6.0
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 8.0
Tunisia Northern Africa 14.0
Turkey Western Asia 12.0
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 11.0
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 6.0
Ukraine Eastern Europe 5.0
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 27.0
United Kingdom Northern Europe 13.0
United States (General) Northern America 5.0
Uruguay South America 2.0
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 9.0
Vanuatu Melanesia 5.0
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 8.0
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 4.0
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 21.0
Yemen Western Asia 25.0
Zambia Eastern Africa 7.0
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 9.0


1 The Religion and State (RAS) Project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel and is directed by Jonathan Fox. Round 3 of the RAS includes all countries with populations of 250,000 or more as well as a sampling of smaller states and offers annual measures from 1990 to 2014. The methods used for conducting the RAS3 collection and the complete codebook can be reviewed online. Or, the codebook and data file can be downloaded free of charge here. For details on how the RAS indexes reported on the ARDA’s National Profiles were coded, constructed, and placed into categories, click here.

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