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Variables: Ranking by Preferred G2 Composite Score (Religious Education), from 1 highest to 222 lowest (PRFG2CRANK)1

Preferred Religion: (G2) Composite (1-222)




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 34
Akrotiri Western Asia 34
Albania Southern Europe 163
Algeria Northern Africa 1
American Samoa Polynesia 163
Andorra Southern Europe 105
Angola Middle Africa
Anguilla Caribbean 34
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 163
Argentina South America 105
Armenia Western Asia 105
Aruba Caribbean 105
Australia Australia/New Zealand 105
Austria Western Europe 34
Azerbaijan Western Asia 163
Bahamas, The Caribbean 34
Bahrain Western Asia 34
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 34
Barbados Caribbean 34
Belarus Eastern Europe
Belgium Western Europe 102
Belize Central America 34
Benin Western Africa 163
Bermuda Northern America 34
Bhutan South-Central Asia 163
Bolivia South America 34
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 102
Botswana Southern Africa 105
Bougainville Melanesia 34
Brazil South America 34
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa 34
British Virgin Islands Caribbean 34
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 1
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 105
Burkina Faso Western Africa 163
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 34
Burundi Eastern Africa 105
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 34
Cameroon Middle Africa 105
Canada Northern America 105
Cape Verde Western Africa 105
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean 105
Cayman Islands Caribbean 34
Central African Republic Middle Africa
Chad Middle Africa 163
Channel Islands Northern Europe 34
Chile South America 105
China Eastern Asia 1
China-Tibet Eastern Asia 1
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand 105
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand 105
Colombia South America
Comoros Eastern Africa 34
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 105
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 163
Cook Islands Polynesia 34
Costa Rica Central America 34
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 105
Croatia Southern Europe 105
Cuba Caribbean 163
Curacao Caribbean 105
Cyprus Western Asia 31
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 105
Denmark Northern Europe 34
Dhekelia Western Asia 34
Djibouti Eastern Africa 163
Dominica Caribbean 34
Dominican Republic Caribbean 34
Ecuador South America 163
Egypt Northern Africa 105
El Salvador Central America 163
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 105
Eritrea Eastern Africa 163
Estonia Northern Europe 105
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 221
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America 34
Faroe Islands Northern Europe 34
Fiji Melanesia
Finland Northern Europe 105
France Western Europe 163
French Guiana South America 163
French Polynesia Polynesia 163
Gabon Middle Africa 105
Gambia, The Western Africa 1
Georgia Western Asia 105
Germany Western Europe 105
Ghana Western Africa 1
Gibraltar Southern Europe 34
Greece Southern Europe 1
Greenland Northern America 34
Grenada Caribbean 34
Guadeloupe Caribbean 163
Guam Micronesia (region) 163
Guatemala Central America 105
Guernsey Northern Europe 34
Guinea Western Africa 163
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 163
Guyana South America 1
Haiti Caribbean 34
Honduras Central America 163
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 105
Iceland Northern Europe 34
India South-Central Asia 163
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 105
Iran South-Central Asia 1
Iraq Western Asia 34
Ireland Northern Europe 34
Isle of Man Northern Europe 34
Israel Western Asia 34
Italy Southern Europe 105
Jamaica Caribbean 34
Japan Eastern Asia 163
Jersey Northern Europe 34
Jordan Western Asia 34
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 163
Kenya Eastern Africa 1
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 163
Kosovo Southern Europe 105
Kuwait Western Asia 1
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 105
Laos South-Eastern Asia 105
Latvia Northern Europe 105
Lebanon Western Asia
Lesotho Southern Africa
Liberia Western Africa
Libya Northern Africa 1
Liechtenstein Western Europe 105
Lithuania Northern Europe 105
Luxembourg Western Europe 34
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe
Madagascar Eastern Africa
Malawi Eastern Africa 34
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 31
Maldives South-Central Asia 1
Mali Western Africa 163
Malta Southern Europe 34
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region) 163
Martinique Caribbean 163
Mauritania Western Africa 34
Mauritius Eastern Africa
Mayotte Eastern Africa 163
Mexico Central America 163
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region) 163
Moldova Eastern Europe 105
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 163
Montenegro Southern Europe 163
Montserrat Caribbean 34
Morocco Northern Africa 105
Mozambique Eastern Africa 163
Namibia Southern Africa
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 163
Netherlands Western Europe 105
New Caledonia Melanesia 163
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 34
Nicaragua Central America 1
Niger Western Africa 163
Nigeria Western Africa 34
Niue Polynesia 34
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand 105
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 1
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region) 163
Norway Northern Europe 1
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 34
Oman Western Asia 1
Pakistan South-Central Asia 31
Palau Micronesia (region) 163
Panama Central America 34
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 34
Paraguay South America 163
Peru South America 34
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 105
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia 34
Poland Eastern Europe 34
Portugal Southern Europe
Puerto Rico Caribbean 163
Qatar Western Asia 1
Reunion Eastern Africa 163
Romania Eastern Europe 102
Russia Eastern Europe 105
Rwanda Eastern Africa 105
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean 163
Saint Helena Western Africa 34
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean
Saint Lucia Caribbean 34
Saint Martin Caribbean 163
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America 163
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean 34
Samoa Polynesia 1
San Marino Southern Europe 34
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa 163
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 1
Senegal Western Africa 105
Serbia Southern Europe 105
Seychelles Eastern Africa 34
Sierra Leone Western Africa 105
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 163
Sint Maarten Caribbean 105
Slovakia Eastern Europe 105
Slovenia Southern Europe 163
Solomon Islands Melanesia 34
Somalia Eastern Africa 1
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 163
South Sudan Eastern Africa 105
Spain Southern Europe 34
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa 34
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 34
Sudan Northern Africa 1
Suriname South America
Svalbard Northern Europe 1
Swaziland Southern Africa 1
Sweden Northern Europe
Switzerland Western Europe 105
Syria Western Asia 1
Taiwan Eastern Asia 105
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 219
Tanzania Eastern Africa 105
Thailand South-Eastern Asia
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 105
Togo Western Africa 163
Tokelau Polynesia 34
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 105
Tunisia Northern Africa 1
Turkey Western Asia 1
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 220
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean 34
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa
Ukraine Eastern Europe 105
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 1
United Kingdom Northern Europe 34
United States (General) Northern America 163
Uruguay South America 163
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 221
Vanuatu Melanesia 34
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 163
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean 163
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia 163
Western Sahara Northern Africa 105
Yemen Western Asia 1
Zambia Eastern Africa 1
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 105


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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