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Variables: Ranking by Preferred G1 Composite Score (Official Religion), from 1 highest to 232 lowest (PRFG1CRANK)1

Preferred Religion: (G1) Composite (1-232)




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 20
Akrotiri Western Asia 69
Albania Southern Europe 111
Algeria Northern Africa 1
American Samoa Polynesia 188
Andorra Southern Europe 28
Angola Middle Africa 188
Anguilla Caribbean 69
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 160
Argentina South America 41
Armenia Western Asia 41
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 96
Austria Western Europe
Azerbaijan Western Asia 188
Bahamas, The Caribbean 41
Bahrain Western Asia 34
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 41
Barbados Caribbean 111
Belarus Eastern Europe 41
Belgium Western Europe 96
Belize Central America 41
Benin Western Africa 188
Bermuda Northern America 69
Bhutan South-Central Asia 69
Bolivia South America 188
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 108
Botswana Southern Africa 188
Bougainville Melanesia 41
Brazil South America 111
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa 69
British Virgin Islands Caribbean 69
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 27
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 111
Burkina Faso Western Africa 188
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 69
Burundi Eastern Africa 188
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 28
Cameroon Middle Africa 188
Canada Northern America 160
Cape Verde Western Africa 111
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean 69
Central African Republic Middle Africa 188
Chad Middle Africa 188
Channel Islands Northern Europe 69
Chile South America 41
China Eastern Asia 69
China-Tibet Eastern Asia 69
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand 96
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand 96
Colombia South America 41
Comoros Eastern Africa 1
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 111
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 188
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 111
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 41
Croatia Southern Europe 188
Cuba Caribbean 188
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 108
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 188
Denmark Northern Europe 1
Dhekelia Western Asia 69
Djibouti Eastern Africa 41
Dominica Caribbean 111
Dominican Republic Caribbean 1
Ecuador South America 111
Egypt Northern Africa 28
El Salvador Central America 160
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 92
Eritrea Eastern Africa 41
Estonia Northern Europe 188
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 160
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America 69
Faroe Islands Northern Europe 1
Fiji Melanesia 188
Finland Northern Europe 1
France Western Europe 160
French Guiana South America 160
French Polynesia Polynesia 160
Gabon Middle Africa 111
Gambia, The Western Africa 41
Georgia Western Asia 111
Germany Western Europe 41
Ghana Western Africa 96
Gibraltar Southern Europe 69
Greece Southern Europe 94
Greenland Northern America 1
Grenada Caribbean 111
Guadeloupe Caribbean 160
Guam Micronesia (region) 188
Guatemala Central America 160
Guernsey Northern Europe 69
Guinea Western Africa 188
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 188
Guyana South America 188
Haiti Caribbean 41
Honduras Central America 111
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 41
Iceland Northern Europe 1
India South-Central Asia 69
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 110
Iran South-Central Asia 1
Iraq Western Asia 28
Ireland Northern Europe 111
Isle of Man Northern Europe 69
Israel Western Asia 107
Italy Southern Europe 188
Jamaica Caribbean
Japan Eastern Asia 188
Jersey Northern Europe 69
Jordan Western Asia 20
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 188
Kenya Eastern Africa 111
Kiribati Micronesia (region) 111
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia 41
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 111
Kosovo Southern Europe 188
Kuwait Western Asia 19
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 160
Laos South-Eastern Asia 96
Latvia Northern Europe 41
Lebanon Western Asia 41
Lesotho Southern Africa 188
Liberia Western Africa 160
Libya Northern Africa 1
Liechtenstein Western Europe 1
Lithuania Northern Europe 41
Luxembourg Western Europe 111
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 96
Madagascar Eastern Africa 160
Malawi Eastern Africa
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 38
Maldives South-Central Asia 1
Mali Western Africa 188
Malta Southern Europe 1
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region) 111
Martinique Caribbean 160
Mauritania Western Africa 1
Mauritius Eastern Africa
Mayotte Eastern Africa 160
Mexico Central America 188
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region) 188
Moldova Eastern Europe 111
Monaco Western Europe 1
Mongolia Eastern Asia 188
Montenegro Southern Europe 188
Montserrat Caribbean 69
Morocco Northern Africa 20
Mozambique Eastern Africa 188
Namibia Southern Africa 188
Nauru Micronesia (region) 41
Nepal South-Central Asia 188
Netherlands Western Europe
New Caledonia Melanesia 160
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand
Nicaragua Central America 111
Niger Western Africa 111
Nigeria Western Africa 96
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand 96
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 111
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region) 188
Norway Northern Europe 39
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 34
Oman Western Asia 20
Pakistan South-Central Asia 1
Palau Micronesia (region) 111
Panama Central America 111
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 41
Paraguay South America 160
Peru South America 111
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 96
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia 69
Poland Eastern Europe 111
Portugal Southern Europe 41
Puerto Rico Caribbean 188
Qatar Western Asia 20
Reunion Eastern Africa 160
Romania Eastern Europe
Russia Eastern Europe 41
Rwanda Eastern Africa 188
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean 160
Saint Helena Western Africa 69
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean 160
Saint Lucia Caribbean 111
Saint Martin Caribbean 160
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America 160
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean 160
Samoa Polynesia 41
San Marino Southern Europe 160
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa 188
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 1
Senegal Western Africa 160
Serbia Southern Europe 188
Seychelles Eastern Africa 111
Sierra Leone Western Africa 160
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 160
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 41
Slovenia Southern Europe 188
Solomon Islands Melanesia 111
Somalia Eastern Africa 1
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 111
South Sudan Eastern Africa 111
Spain Southern Europe 111
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa 111
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 96
Sudan Northern Africa 94
Suriname South America 111
Svalbard Northern Europe 39
Swaziland Southern Africa 111
Sweden Northern Europe
Switzerland Western Europe 111
Syria Western Asia 28
Taiwan Eastern Asia 188
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 188
Tanzania Eastern Africa 111
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 92
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 111
Togo Western Africa 111
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia 111
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 111
Tunisia Northern Africa 34
Turkey Western Asia 158
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 158
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean 69
Tuvalu Polynesia 41
Uganda Eastern Africa 111
Ukraine Eastern Europe 111
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 34
United Kingdom Northern Europe 69
United States (General) Northern America 188
Uruguay South America 111
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 188
Vanuatu Melanesia 41
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 160
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 28
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean 188
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia 160
Western Sahara Northern Africa 20
Yemen Western Asia 20
Zambia Eastern Africa 111
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 111


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.

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