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Variables: State Regulation of Majority or All Religions Index (0-87, lower means less regulation) (NXX2014X)1

Religious Regulation: 0-87 (lower = less reg)



NXX2014X1 [X]

Afghanistan South-Central Asia 21.0
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 4.0
Algeria Northern Africa 26.0
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 0.0
Angola Middle Africa 2.0
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America 0.0
Armenia Western Asia 3.0
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 1.0
Austria Western Europe 2.0
Azerbaijan Western Asia 46.0
Bahamas, The Caribbean 1.0
Bahrain Western Asia 17.0
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 18.0
Barbados Caribbean 4.0
Belarus Eastern Europe 27.0
Belgium Western Europe 4.0
Belize Central America 2.0
Benin Western Africa 1.0
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 11.0
Bolivia South America 12.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 4.0
Botswana Southern Africa 1.0
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 3.0
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 32.0
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 16.0
Burkina Faso Western Africa 1.0
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 39.0
Burundi Eastern Africa 10.0
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 12.0
Cameroon Middle Africa 0.0
Canada Northern America 2.0
Cape Verde Western Africa 4.0
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 4.0
Chad Middle Africa 13.0
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 1.0
China Eastern Asia 47.0
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 2.0
Comoros Eastern Africa 5.0
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 3.0
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 4.0
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 10.0
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 7.0
Croatia Southern Europe 3.0
Cuba Caribbean 27.0
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 6.0
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 5.0
Denmark Northern Europe 17.0
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 22.0
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 0.0
Ecuador South America 3.0
Egypt Northern Africa 29.0
El Salvador Central America 9.0
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 15.0
Eritrea Eastern Africa 22.0
Estonia Northern Europe 7.0
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 14.0
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 4.0
Finland Northern Europe 4.0
France Western Europe 11.0
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 1.0
Gambia, The Western Africa 7.0
Georgia Western Asia 6.0
Germany Western Europe 9.0
Ghana Western Africa 9.0
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 11.0
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 6.0
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 4.0
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 6.0
Guyana South America 3.0
Haiti Caribbean 12.0
Honduras Central America 11.0
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 3.0
Iceland Northern Europe 4.0
India South-Central Asia 16.0
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 23.0
Iran South-Central Asia 34.0
Iraq Western Asia 4.0
Ireland Northern Europe 1.0
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 13.0
Italy Southern Europe 0.0
Jamaica Caribbean 1.0
Japan Eastern Asia 0.0
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 26.0
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 36.0
Kenya Eastern Africa 6.0
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia
Kosovo Southern Europe 7.0
Kuwait Western Asia 18.0
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 39.0
Laos South-Eastern Asia 19.0
Latvia Northern Europe 8.0
Lebanon Western Asia 4.0
Lesotho Southern Africa 2.0
Liberia Western Africa 5.0
Libya Northern Africa 11.0
Liechtenstein Western Europe 4.0
Lithuania Northern Europe 5.0
Luxembourg Western Europe 7.0
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 18.0
Madagascar Eastern Africa 8.0
Malawi Eastern Africa 1.0
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 29.0
Maldives South-Central Asia 33.0
Mali Western Africa 4.0
Malta Southern Europe 2.0
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 15.0
Mauritius Eastern Africa 1.0
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 20.0
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 16.0
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 2.0
Montenegro Southern Europe 5.0
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 20.0
Mozambique Eastern Africa 7.0
Namibia Southern Africa 0.0
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 5.0
Netherlands Western Europe 3.0
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 1.0
Nicaragua Central America 8.0
Niger Western Africa 16.0
Nigeria Western Africa 12.0
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 8.0
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 4.0
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia
Oman Western Asia 25.0
Pakistan South-Central Asia 20.0
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 8.0
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 5.0
Paraguay South America 6.0
Peru South America 5.0
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 5.0
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 6.0
Portugal Southern Europe 9.0
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 25.0
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 6.0
Russia Eastern Europe 17.0
Rwanda Eastern Africa 13.0
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 41.0
Senegal Western Africa 3.0
Serbia Southern Europe 5.0
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 4.0
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 19.0
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 3.0
Slovenia Southern Europe 3.0
Solomon Islands Melanesia 0.0
Somalia Eastern Africa 7.0
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 0.0
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe 2.0
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 1.0
Sudan Northern Africa 18.0
Suriname South America 2.0
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 2.0
Sweden Northern Europe 6.0
Switzerland Western Europe 6.0
Syria Western Asia 40.0
Taiwan Eastern Asia 1.0
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 47.0
Tanzania Eastern Africa 10.0
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 17.0
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 1.0
Togo Western Africa 6.0
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 5.0
Tunisia Northern Africa 32.0
Turkey Western Asia 38.0
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 45.0
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 5.0
Ukraine Eastern Europe 15.0
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 20.0
United Kingdom Northern Europe 10.0
United States (General) Northern America 1.0
Uruguay South America 1.0
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 57.0
Vanuatu Melanesia 1.0
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 5.0
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 55.0
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 20.0
Yemen Western Asia 24.0
Zambia Eastern Africa 8.0
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 10.0


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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