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Variables: Ranking by RAS3 Religious Regulation of Majority Index, from 1 highest to 179 lowest (RAS3NXXRANK)1

RAS3: Majority Religion Index (1-179)




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 29
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 112
Algeria Northern Africa 21
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 171
Angola Middle Africa 142
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America 171
Armenia Western Asia 129
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 153
Austria Western Europe 142
Azerbaijan Western Asia 6
Bahamas, The Caribbean 153
Bahrain Western Asia 41
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 37
Barbados Caribbean 112
Belarus Eastern Europe 19
Belgium Western Europe 112
Belize Central America 142
Benin Western Africa 153
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 61
Bolivia South America 57
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 112
Botswana Southern Africa 153
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 129
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 15
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 45
Burkina Faso Western Africa 153
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 9
Burundi Eastern Africa 66
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 57
Cameroon Middle Africa 171
Canada Northern America 142
Cape Verde Western Africa 112
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 112
Chad Middle Africa 54
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 153
China Eastern Asia 4
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 142
Comoros Eastern Africa 99
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 129
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 112
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 66
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 82
Croatia Southern Europe 129
Cuba Caribbean 19
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 89
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 99
Denmark Northern Europe 41
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 27
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 171
Ecuador South America 129
Egypt Northern Africa 17
El Salvador Central America 71
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 49
Eritrea Eastern Africa 27
Estonia Northern Europe 82
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 53
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 112
Finland Northern Europe 112
France Western Europe 61
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 153
Gambia, The Western Africa 82
Georgia Western Asia 89
Germany Western Europe 71
Ghana Western Africa 71
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 61
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 89
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 112
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 89
Guyana South America 129
Haiti Caribbean 57
Honduras Central America 61
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 129
Iceland Northern Europe 112
India South-Central Asia 45
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 26
Iran South-Central Asia 13
Iraq Western Asia 112
Ireland Northern Europe 153
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 54
Italy Southern Europe 171
Jamaica Caribbean 153
Japan Eastern Asia 171
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 21
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 12
Kenya Eastern Africa 89
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia 3
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 129
Kosovo Southern Europe 82
Kuwait Western Asia 37
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 9
Laos South-Eastern Asia 35
Latvia Northern Europe 75
Lebanon Western Asia 112
Lesotho Southern Africa 142
Liberia Western Africa 99
Libya Northern Africa 61
Liechtenstein Western Europe 112
Lithuania Northern Europe 99
Luxembourg Western Europe 82
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 37
Madagascar Eastern Africa 75
Malawi Eastern Africa 153
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 17
Maldives South-Central Asia 14
Mali Western Africa 112
Malta Southern Europe 142
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 49
Mauritius Eastern Africa 153
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 30
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 45
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 142
Montenegro Southern Europe 99
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 30
Mozambique Eastern Africa 82
Namibia Southern Africa 129
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 99
Netherlands Western Europe 129
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 153
Nicaragua Central America 75
Niger Western Africa 45
Nigeria Western Africa 57
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 75
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 112
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 49
Oman Western Asia 23
Pakistan South-Central Asia 30
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 75
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 99
Paraguay South America 89
Peru South America 99
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 99
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 89
Portugal Southern Europe 71
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 23
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 89
Russia Eastern Europe 41
Rwanda Eastern Africa 54
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 8
Senegal Western Africa 129
Serbia Southern Europe 99
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 112
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 35
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 129
Slovenia Southern Europe 129
Solomon Islands Melanesia 171
Somalia Eastern Africa 82
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 171
South Sudan Eastern Africa 171
Spain Southern Europe 142
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 153
Sudan Northern Africa 37
Suriname South America 142
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 142
Sweden Northern Europe 89
Switzerland Western Europe 75
Syria Western Asia
Taiwan Eastern Asia 153
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 4
Tanzania Eastern Africa 66
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 41
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 153
Togo Western Africa 89
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 99
Tunisia Northern Africa 15
Turkey Western Asia 11
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 7
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 99
Ukraine Eastern Europe 49
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 30
United Kingdom Northern Europe 66
United States (General) Northern America 153
Uruguay South America 153
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 1
Vanuatu Melanesia 153
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 99
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 2
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 30
Yemen Western Asia 25
Zambia Eastern Africa 75
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 66


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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