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Variables: RAS3 Legislative Religious Support Index, 0 min to 52 max (RAS3LXX)1

RAS3: Legislative Support Index




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 34
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 6
Algeria Northern Africa 22
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 6
Angola Middle Africa 9
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America 9
Armenia Western Asia 10
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 5
Austria Western Europe 4
Azerbaijan Western Asia 6
Bahamas, The Caribbean 3
Bahrain Western Asia 24
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 15
Barbados Caribbean 4
Belarus Eastern Europe 5
Belgium Western Europe 7
Belize Central America 7
Benin Western Africa 5
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 15
Bolivia South America 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 13
Botswana Southern Africa 3
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 5
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 35
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 7
Burkina Faso Western Africa 5
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 15
Burundi Eastern Africa 4
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 11
Cameroon Middle Africa 5
Canada Northern America 7
Cape Verde Western Africa 5
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 3
Chad Middle Africa 7
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 7
China Eastern Asia 8
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 6
Comoros Eastern Africa 12
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 5
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 4
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 7
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 12
Croatia Southern Europe 11
Cuba Caribbean 3
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 7
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 13
Denmark Northern Europe 17
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 13
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 8
Ecuador South America 7
Egypt Northern Africa 28
El Salvador Central America 3
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 5
Eritrea Eastern Africa 5
Estonia Northern Europe 8
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 8
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 7
Finland Northern Europe 12
France Western Europe 6
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 5
Gambia, The Western Africa 9
Georgia Western Asia 12
Germany Western Europe 13
Ghana Western Africa 10
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 15
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 7
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 9
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 4
Guyana South America 7
Haiti Caribbean 9
Honduras Central America 3
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 12
Iceland Northern Europe 16
India South-Central Asia 17
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 34
Iran South-Central Asia 35
Iraq Western Asia 26
Ireland Northern Europe 12
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 25
Italy Southern Europe 12
Jamaica Caribbean 6
Japan Eastern Asia 2
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 31
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 4
Kenya Eastern Africa 9
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia 3
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 4
Kosovo Southern Europe 8
Kuwait Western Asia 30
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 4
Laos South-Eastern Asia 7
Latvia Northern Europe 10
Lebanon Western Asia 21
Lesotho Southern Africa 5
Liberia Western Africa 5
Libya Northern Africa 24
Liechtenstein Western Europe 3
Lithuania Northern Europe 12
Luxembourg Western Europe 6
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 3
Madagascar Eastern Africa 5
Malawi Eastern Africa 5
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 36
Maldives South-Central Asia 27
Mali Western Africa 6
Malta Southern Europe 10
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 17
Mauritius Eastern Africa 5
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 4
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 8
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 3
Montenegro Southern Europe 8
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 21
Mozambique Eastern Africa 5
Namibia Southern Africa 3
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 5
Netherlands Western Europe 8
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 7
Nicaragua Central America 9
Niger Western Africa 5
Nigeria Western Africa 21
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 6
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 12
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 23
Oman Western Asia 25
Pakistan South-Central Asia 32
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 7
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 7
Paraguay South America 7
Peru South America 11
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 10
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 14
Portugal Southern Europe 6
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 28
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 14
Russia Eastern Europe 12
Rwanda Eastern Africa 3
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 46
Senegal Western Africa 10
Serbia Southern Europe 12
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 6
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 6
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 12
Slovenia Southern Europe 8
Solomon Islands Melanesia 6
Somalia Eastern Africa 18
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 3
South Sudan Eastern Africa 3
Spain Southern Europe 9
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 16
Sudan Northern Africa 29
Suriname South America 4
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 9
Sweden Northern Europe 14
Switzerland Western Europe 10
Syria Western Asia
Taiwan Eastern Asia 3
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 6
Tanzania Eastern Africa 10
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 19
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 6
Togo Western Africa 6
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 8
Tunisia Northern Africa 14
Turkey Western Asia 12
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 11
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 6
Ukraine Eastern Europe 5
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 27
United Kingdom Northern Europe 13
United States (General) Northern America 5
Uruguay South America 2
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 9
Vanuatu Melanesia 5
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 8
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 4
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 21
Yemen Western Asia 25
Zambia Eastern Africa 7
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 9


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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