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Variables: RAS3 Religious Regulation of Majority Index, 0 min to 87 max (RAS3NXX)1

RAS3: Majority Religion Regulation (0-87)




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 21
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 4
Algeria Northern Africa 26
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 0
Angola Middle Africa 2
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America 0
Armenia Western Asia 3
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 1
Austria Western Europe 2
Azerbaijan Western Asia 46
Bahamas, The Caribbean 1
Bahrain Western Asia 17
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 18
Barbados Caribbean 4
Belarus Eastern Europe 27
Belgium Western Europe 4
Belize Central America 2
Benin Western Africa 1
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 11
Bolivia South America 12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 4
Botswana Southern Africa 1
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 3
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 32
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 16
Burkina Faso Western Africa 1
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 39
Burundi Eastern Africa 10
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 12
Cameroon Middle Africa 0
Canada Northern America 2
Cape Verde Western Africa 4
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 4
Chad Middle Africa 13
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 1
China Eastern Asia 47
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 2
Comoros Eastern Africa 5
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 3
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 4
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 10
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 7
Croatia Southern Europe 3
Cuba Caribbean 27
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 6
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 5
Denmark Northern Europe 17
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 22
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 0
Ecuador South America 3
Egypt Northern Africa 29
El Salvador Central America 9
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 15
Eritrea Eastern Africa 22
Estonia Northern Europe 7
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 14
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 4
Finland Northern Europe 4
France Western Europe 11
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 1
Gambia, The Western Africa 7
Georgia Western Asia 6
Germany Western Europe 9
Ghana Western Africa 9
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 11
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 6
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 4
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 6
Guyana South America 3
Haiti Caribbean 12
Honduras Central America 11
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 3
Iceland Northern Europe 4
India South-Central Asia 16
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 23
Iran South-Central Asia 34
Iraq Western Asia 4
Ireland Northern Europe 1
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 13
Italy Southern Europe 0
Jamaica Caribbean 1
Japan Eastern Asia 0
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 26
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 36
Kenya Eastern Africa 6
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia 51
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 3
Kosovo Southern Europe 7
Kuwait Western Asia 18
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 39
Laos South-Eastern Asia 19
Latvia Northern Europe 8
Lebanon Western Asia 4
Lesotho Southern Africa 2
Liberia Western Africa 5
Libya Northern Africa 11
Liechtenstein Western Europe 4
Lithuania Northern Europe 5
Luxembourg Western Europe 7
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 18
Madagascar Eastern Africa 8
Malawi Eastern Africa 1
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 29
Maldives South-Central Asia 33
Mali Western Africa 4
Malta Southern Europe 2
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 15
Mauritius Eastern Africa 1
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 20
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 16
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 2
Montenegro Southern Europe 5
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 20
Mozambique Eastern Africa 7
Namibia Southern Africa 3
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 5
Netherlands Western Europe 3
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 1
Nicaragua Central America 8
Niger Western Africa 16
Nigeria Western Africa 12
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 8
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 4
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 15
Oman Western Asia 25
Pakistan South-Central Asia 20
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 8
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 5
Paraguay South America 6
Peru South America 5
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 5
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 6
Portugal Southern Europe 9
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 25
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 6
Russia Eastern Europe 17
Rwanda Eastern Africa 13
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 41
Senegal Western Africa 3
Serbia Southern Europe 5
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 4
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 19
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 3
Slovenia Southern Europe 3
Solomon Islands Melanesia 0
Somalia Eastern Africa 7
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 0
South Sudan Eastern Africa 0
Spain Southern Europe 2
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 1
Sudan Northern Africa 18
Suriname South America 2
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 2
Sweden Northern Europe 6
Switzerland Western Europe 8
Syria Western Asia
Taiwan Eastern Asia 1
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 47
Tanzania Eastern Africa 10
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 17
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 1
Togo Western Africa 6
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 5
Tunisia Northern Africa 32
Turkey Western Asia 38
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 45
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 5
Ukraine Eastern Europe 15
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 20
United Kingdom Northern Europe 10
United States (General) Northern America 1
Uruguay South America 1
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 57
Vanuatu Melanesia 1
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 5
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 55
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 20
Yemen Western Asia 24
Zambia Eastern Africa 8
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 10


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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