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Religious Registration: Consequences



NATION

REGION

REG8X14X1 [X]

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


Sources

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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