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Variables: Religious Education Composite Score of Preferred Religion(s) (0-4, lower means less religious education requirements) (PRFG2C)1

Preferred Religion: (G2) Religious Education




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 3.0
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 1.0
Algeria Northern Africa 4.0
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 2.0
Angola Middle Africa
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 1.0
Argentina South America 2.0
Armenia Western Asia 2.0
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 2.0
Austria Western Europe 3.0
Azerbaijan Western Asia 1.0
Bahamas, The Caribbean 3.0
Bahrain Western Asia 3.0
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 3.0
Barbados Caribbean 3.0
Belarus Eastern Europe
Belgium Western Europe 2.5
Belize Central America 3.0
Benin Western Africa 1.0
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 1.0
Bolivia South America 3.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 2.5
Botswana Southern Africa 2.0
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 3.0
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 4.0
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 2.0
Burkina Faso Western Africa 1.0
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 3.0
Burundi Eastern Africa 2.0
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 3.0
Cameroon Middle Africa 2.0
Canada Northern America 2.0
Cape Verde Western Africa 2.0
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa
Chad Middle Africa 1.0
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 2.0
China Eastern Asia 4.0
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America
Comoros Eastern Africa 3.0
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 2.0
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 1.0
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 3.0
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 2.0
Croatia Southern Europe 2.0
Cuba Caribbean 1.0
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 3.5
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 2.0
Denmark Northern Europe 3.0
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 1.0
Dominica Caribbean 3.0
Dominican Republic Caribbean 3.0
Ecuador South America 1.0
Egypt Northern Africa 2.0
El Salvador Central America 1.0
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 2.0
Eritrea Eastern Africa 1.0
Estonia Northern Europe 2.0
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 0.0
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia
Finland Northern Europe 2.0
France Western Europe 1.0
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 2.0
Gambia, The Western Africa 4.0
Georgia Western Asia 2.0
Germany Western Europe 2.0
Ghana Western Africa 4.0
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 4.0
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean 3.0
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 2.0
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 1.0
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 1.0
Guyana South America 4.0
Haiti Caribbean 3.0
Honduras Central America 1.0
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 2.0
Iceland Northern Europe 3.0
India South-Central Asia 1.0
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 2.0
Iran South-Central Asia 4.0
Iraq Western Asia 3.0
Ireland Northern Europe 3.0
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 3.0
Italy Southern Europe 2.0
Jamaica Caribbean 3.0
Japan Eastern Asia 1.0
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 3.0
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 1.0
Kenya Eastern Africa 4.0
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia
Kosovo Southern Europe 2.0
Kuwait Western Asia 4.0
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 2.0
Laos South-Eastern Asia 2.0
Latvia Northern Europe 2.0
Lebanon Western Asia
Lesotho Southern Africa
Liberia Western Africa
Libya Northern Africa 4.0
Liechtenstein Western Europe 2.0
Lithuania Northern Europe 2.0
Luxembourg Western Europe 3.0
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe
Madagascar Eastern Africa
Malawi Eastern Africa 3.0
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 3.5
Maldives South-Central Asia 4.0
Mali Western Africa 1.0
Malta Southern Europe 3.0
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region) 1.0
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 3.0
Mauritius Eastern Africa
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 1.0
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 2.0
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 1.0
Montenegro Southern Europe 1.0
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 2.0
Mozambique Eastern Africa 1.0
Namibia Southern Africa
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 1.0
Netherlands Western Europe 2.0
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 3.0
Nicaragua Central America 4.0
Niger Western Africa 1.0
Nigeria Western Africa 3.0
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 4.0
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia
Oman Western Asia 4.0
Pakistan South-Central Asia 3.5
Palau Micronesia (region) 1.0
Panama Central America 3.0
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 3.0
Paraguay South America 1.0
Peru South America 3.0
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 2.0
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 3.0
Portugal Southern Europe
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 4.0
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 2.5
Russia Eastern Europe 2.0
Rwanda Eastern Africa 2.0
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean
Saint Helena Western Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean
Saint Lucia Caribbean 3.0
Saint Martin Caribbean
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean 3.0
Samoa Polynesia 4.0
San Marino Southern Europe 3.0
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa 1.0
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 4.0
Senegal Western Africa 2.0
Serbia Southern Europe 2.0
Seychelles Eastern Africa 3.0
Sierra Leone Western Africa 2.0
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 1.0
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 2.0
Slovenia Southern Europe 1.0
Solomon Islands Melanesia 3.0
Somalia Eastern Africa 4.0
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 1.0
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe 3.0
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 3.0
Sudan Northern Africa 4.0
Suriname South America
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 4.0
Sweden Northern Europe
Switzerland Western Europe 2.0
Syria Western Asia 4.0
Taiwan Eastern Asia 2.0
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 0.5
Tanzania Eastern Africa 2.0
Thailand South-Eastern Asia
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 2.0
Togo Western Africa 1.0
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 2.0
Tunisia Northern Africa 4.0
Turkey Western Asia 4.0
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 0.3
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa
Ukraine Eastern Europe 2.0
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 4.0
United Kingdom Northern Europe 3.0
United States (General) Northern America 1.0
Uruguay South America 1.0
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 0.0
Vanuatu Melanesia 3.0
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 1.0
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa
Yemen Western Asia 4.0
Zambia Eastern Africa 4.0
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 2.0


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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