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Variables: Societal Discrimination of Minority Religions Index (0-81, lower means less discrimination) (WSOCDISX2014X)1

Minority Religions: Societal Discrimination (0-81)




Afghanistan South-Central Asia 22.0
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 0.0
Algeria Northern Africa 9.0
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 1.0
Angola Middle Africa 3.0
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America 15.0
Armenia Western Asia 21.0
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 13.0
Austria Western Europe 17.0
Azerbaijan Western Asia 8.0
Bahamas, The Caribbean 0.0
Bahrain Western Asia 15.0
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 15.0
Barbados Caribbean 2.0
Belarus Eastern Europe 13.0
Belgium Western Europe 27.0
Belize Central America 0.0
Benin Western Africa 1.0
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 2.0
Bolivia South America 3.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 24.0
Botswana Southern Africa 0.0
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 13.0
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 4.0
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 23.0
Burkina Faso Western Africa 0.0
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 31.0
Burundi Eastern Africa 0.0
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 0.0
Cameroon Middle Africa 0.0
Canada Northern America 14.0
Cape Verde Western Africa 0.0
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 18.0
Chad Middle Africa 1.0
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 8.0
China Eastern Asia 3.0
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 5.0
Comoros Eastern Africa 8.0
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 0.0
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 0.0
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 2.0
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 2.0
Croatia Southern Europe 23.0
Cuba Caribbean 2.0
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 11.0
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 17.0
Denmark Northern Europe 10.0
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 6.0
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 1.0
Ecuador South America 5.0
Egypt Northern Africa 62.0
El Salvador Central America 0.0
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 0.0
Eritrea Eastern Africa 1.0
Estonia Northern Europe 0.0
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 7.0
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 4.0
Finland Northern Europe 7.0
France Western Europe 31.0
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 0.0
Gambia, The Western Africa 2.0
Georgia Western Asia 26.0
Germany Western Europe 32.0
Ghana Western Africa 1.0
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 22.0
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 4.0
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 2.0
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 0.0
Guyana South America 0.0
Haiti Caribbean 4.0
Honduras Central America 1.0
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 12.0
Iceland Northern Europe 3.0
India South-Central Asia 25.0
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 26.0
Iran South-Central Asia 25.0
Iraq Western Asia 41.0
Ireland Northern Europe 5.0
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 23.0
Italy Southern Europe 9.0
Jamaica Caribbean 1.0
Japan Eastern Asia 6.0
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 10.0
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 7.0
Kenya Eastern Africa 6.0
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia
Kosovo Southern Europe 20.0
Kuwait Western Asia 8.0
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 1.0
Laos South-Eastern Asia 4.0
Latvia Northern Europe 3.0
Lebanon Western Asia 20.0
Lesotho Southern Africa 0.0
Liberia Western Africa 1.0
Libya Northern Africa 22.0
Liechtenstein Western Europe 5.0
Lithuania Northern Europe 5.0
Luxembourg Western Europe 1.0
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 2.0
Madagascar Eastern Africa 2.0
Malawi Eastern Africa 0.0
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 9.0
Maldives South-Central Asia 2.0
Mali Western Africa 0.0
Malta Southern Europe 4.0
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 0.0
Mauritius Eastern Africa 0.0
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 14.0
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 16.0
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 5.0
Montenegro Southern Europe 3.0
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 6.0
Mozambique Eastern Africa 0.0
Namibia Southern Africa 0.0
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 5.0
Netherlands Western Europe 13.0
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 3.0
Nicaragua Central America 0.0
Niger Western Africa 0.0
Nigeria Western Africa 26.0
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 5.0
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 7.0
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia
Oman Western Asia 2.0
Pakistan South-Central Asia 50.0
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 2.0
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 0.0
Paraguay South America 0.0
Peru South America 1.0
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 5.0
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 12.0
Portugal Southern Europe 1.0
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 2.0
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 20.0
Russia Eastern Europe 26.0
Rwanda Eastern Africa 0.0
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 11.0
Senegal Western Africa 2.0
Serbia Southern Europe 6.0
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 0.0
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 0.0
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 6.0
Slovenia Southern Europe 3.0
Solomon Islands Melanesia 1.0
Somalia Eastern Africa 10.0
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 11.0
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe 6.0
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 26.0
Sudan Northern Africa 12.0
Suriname South America 0.0
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 2.0
Sweden Northern Europe 14.0
Switzerland Western Europe 10.0
Syria Western Asia 6.0
Taiwan Eastern Asia 2.0
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 1.0
Tanzania Eastern Africa 1.0
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 7.0
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 12.0
Togo Western Africa 0.0
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 0.0
Tunisia Northern Africa 18.0
Turkey Western Asia 21.0
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 2.0
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 3.0
Ukraine Eastern Europe 16.0
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 3.0
United Kingdom Northern Europe 18.0
United States (General) Northern America 22.0
Uruguay South America 5.0
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 1.0
Vanuatu Melanesia 0.0
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 8.0
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 4.0
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 4.0
Yemen Western Asia 22.0
Zambia Eastern Africa 1.0
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 2.0


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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