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Afghanistan South-Central Asia No
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe Yes
Algeria Northern Africa No
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe Yes
Angola Middle Africa Yes
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America Yes
Armenia Western Asia No
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand Yes
Austria Western Europe Yes
Azerbaijan Western Asia Yes
Bahamas, The Caribbean Yes
Bahrain Western Asia Yes
Bangladesh South-Central Asia Yes
Barbados Caribbean Yes
Belarus Eastern Europe Yes
Belgium Western Europe Yes
Belize Central America Yes
Benin Western Africa Yes
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia Yes
Bolivia South America Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe Yes
Botswana Southern Africa Yes
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America Yes
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia No
Bulgaria Eastern Europe Yes
Burkina Faso Western Africa Yes
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia No
Burundi Eastern Africa Yes
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia Yes
Cameroon Middle Africa Yes
Canada Northern America Yes
Cape Verde Western Africa Yes
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa Yes
Chad Middle Africa Yes
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America Yes
China Eastern Asia Yes
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America Yes
Comoros Eastern Africa No
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa Yes
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa Yes
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America Yes
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa Yes
Croatia Southern Europe Yes
Cuba Caribbean Yes
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia Yes
Czech Republic Eastern Europe Yes
Denmark Northern Europe Yes
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa Yes
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean Yes
Ecuador South America Yes
Egypt Northern Africa Yes
El Salvador Central America Yes
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa Yes
Eritrea Eastern Africa Yes
Estonia Northern Europe Yes
Ethiopia Eastern Africa Yes
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia Yes
Finland Northern Europe Yes
France Western Europe Yes
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa Yes
Gambia, The Western Africa Yes
Georgia Western Asia Yes
Germany Western Europe Yes
Ghana Western Africa Yes
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe No
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America Yes
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa Yes
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa Yes
Guyana South America Yes
Haiti Caribbean Yes
Honduras Central America Yes
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe Yes
Iceland Northern Europe Yes
India South-Central Asia Yes
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia Yes
Iran South-Central Asia No
Iraq Western Asia Yes
Ireland Northern Europe Yes
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia Yes
Italy Southern Europe Yes
Jamaica Caribbean Yes
Japan Eastern Asia Yes
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia No
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia Yes
Kenya Eastern Africa Yes
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia
Kosovo Southern Europe Yes
Kuwait Western Asia No
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia No
Laos South-Eastern Asia No
Latvia Northern Europe Yes
Lebanon Western Asia Yes
Lesotho Southern Africa Yes
Liberia Western Africa Yes
Libya Northern Africa No
Liechtenstein Western Europe Yes
Lithuania Northern Europe Yes
Luxembourg Western Europe Yes
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe Yes
Madagascar Eastern Africa Yes
Malawi Eastern Africa Yes
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia No
Maldives South-Central Asia No
Mali Western Africa Yes
Malta Southern Europe Yes
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa No
Mauritius Eastern Africa Yes
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America Yes
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe Yes
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia Yes
Montenegro Southern Europe Yes
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa No
Mozambique Eastern Africa Yes
Namibia Southern Africa Yes
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia No
Netherlands Western Europe Yes
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand Yes
Nicaragua Central America Yes
Niger Western Africa Yes
Nigeria Western Africa Yes
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia Yes
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe Yes
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia
Oman Western Asia Yes
Pakistan South-Central Asia No
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America Yes
Papua New Guinea Melanesia Yes
Paraguay South America Yes
Peru South America Yes
Philippines South-Eastern Asia Yes
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe Yes
Portugal Southern Europe Yes
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia No
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe Yes
Russia Eastern Europe Yes
Rwanda Eastern Africa Yes
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 No
Senegal Western Africa Yes
Serbia Southern Europe Yes
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa Yes
Singapore South-Eastern Asia Yes
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe Yes
Slovenia Southern Europe Yes
Solomon Islands Melanesia Yes
Somalia Eastern Africa No
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa Yes
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe Yes
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia Yes
Sudan Northern Africa No
Suriname South America Yes
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa Yes
Sweden Northern Europe Yes
Switzerland Western Europe Yes
Syria Western Asia Yes
Taiwan Eastern Asia Yes
Tajikistan South-Central Asia Yes
Tanzania Eastern Africa Yes
Thailand South-Eastern Asia Yes
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia Yes
Togo Western Africa Yes
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Yes
Tunisia Northern Africa Yes
Turkey Western Asia Yes
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia Yes
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa Yes
Ukraine Eastern Europe Yes
United Arab Emirates Western Asia No
United Kingdom Northern Europe Yes
United States (General) Northern America Yes
Uruguay South America Yes
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia No
Vanuatu Melanesia Yes
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America Yes
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia Yes
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa No
Yemen Western Asia No
Zambia Eastern Africa Yes
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa Yes


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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