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Variables: Official Support: The formal relationship between religion and state. (SBX2014X)1



NATION

REGION

SBX2014X1 [X]

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


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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