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Afghanistan South-Central Asia 30
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 116
Algeria Northern Africa 22
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 174
Angola Middle Africa 145
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean
Argentina South America 174
Armenia Western Asia 133
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 156
Austria Western Europe 145
Azerbaijan Western Asia 6
Bahamas, The Caribbean 156
Bahrain Western Asia 43
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 38
Barbados Caribbean 116
Belarus Eastern Europe 20
Belgium Western Europe 116
Belize Central America 145
Benin Western Africa 156
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 65
Bolivia South America 60
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 116
Botswana Southern Africa 156
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 133
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 16
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 47
Burkina Faso Western Africa 156
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 10
Burundi Eastern Africa 70
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 60
Cameroon Middle Africa 174
Canada Northern America 145
Cape Verde Western Africa 116
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 116
Chad Middle Africa 56
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 156
China Eastern Asia 4
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 145
Comoros Eastern Africa 103
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 133
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 116
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 70
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 85
Croatia Southern Europe 133
Cuba Caribbean 20
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 92
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 103
Denmark Northern Europe 43
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 28
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 174
Ecuador South America 133
Egypt Northern Africa 18
El Salvador Central America 75
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 51
Eritrea Eastern Africa 28
Estonia Northern Europe 85
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 55
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 116
Finland Northern Europe 116
France Western Europe 65
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 156
Gambia, The Western Africa 85
Georgia Western Asia 92
Germany Western Europe 75
Ghana Western Africa 75
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 65
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 92
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 116
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 92
Guyana South America 133
Haiti Caribbean 60
Honduras Central America 65
Hong Kong Eastern Asia
Hungary Eastern Europe 133
Iceland Northern Europe 116
India South-Central Asia 47
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 27
Iran South-Central Asia 14
Iraq Western Asia 116
Ireland Northern Europe 156
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 56
Italy Southern Europe 174
Jamaica Caribbean 156
Japan Eastern Asia 174
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 22
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 13
Kenya Eastern Africa 92
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia
Kosovo Southern Europe 85
Kuwait Western Asia 38
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 10
Laos South-Eastern Asia 36
Latvia Northern Europe 79
Lebanon Western Asia 116
Lesotho Southern Africa 145
Liberia Western Africa 103
Libya Northern Africa 65
Liechtenstein Western Europe 116
Lithuania Northern Europe 103
Luxembourg Western Europe 85
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 38
Madagascar Eastern Africa 79
Malawi Eastern Africa 156
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 18
Maldives South-Central Asia 15
Mali Western Africa 116
Malta Southern Europe 145
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 51
Mauritius Eastern Africa 156
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 31
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe 47
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia 145
Montenegro Southern Europe 103
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 31
Mozambique Eastern Africa 85
Namibia Southern Africa 174
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia 103
Netherlands Western Europe 133
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 156
Nicaragua Central America 79
Niger Western Africa 47
Nigeria Western Africa 60
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 79
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 116
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia
Oman Western Asia 24
Pakistan South-Central Asia 31
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 79
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 103
Paraguay South America 92
Peru South America 103
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 103
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 92
Portugal Southern Europe 75
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 24
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 92
Russia Eastern Europe 43
Rwanda Eastern Africa 56
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 133
Serbia Southern Europe 103
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 116
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 36
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 133
Slovenia Southern Europe 133
Solomon Islands Melanesia 174
Somalia Eastern Africa 85
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa 174
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe 145
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 156
Sudan Northern Africa 38
Suriname South America 145
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 145
Sweden Northern Europe 92
Switzerland Western Europe 92
Syria Western Asia 9
Taiwan Eastern Asia 156
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 4
Tanzania Eastern Africa 70
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 43
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 156
Togo Western Africa 92
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 103
Tunisia Northern Africa 16
Turkey Western Asia 12
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 7
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 103
Ukraine Eastern Europe 51
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 31
United Kingdom Northern Europe 70
United States (General) Northern America 156
Uruguay South America 156
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 1
Vanuatu Melanesia 156
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 103
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 2
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 31
Yemen Western Asia 26
Zambia Eastern Africa 79
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 70


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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