Study: 24 nations have 'very high' government restrictions on religion [CWN]


The number of nations with “very high” government restrictions on religion rose from 20 in 2011 to 24 in 2012, according to a new study published by the Pew Research Center. Most of these …



The article states: "The sharpest increase was in the Middle East and North Africa, which still is feeling the effects of the 2010-11 political uprisings known as the Arab Spring.”

Hmmmmm… I wonder what the predominant religion is in those oppressive countries?


Here is the list of the nations with the most government restrictions on religion.


Wonder when the USA will make the list.:frowning:


The level of government restrictions on religion tend to correspond with the the level of social hostilities in the country. However, China and Vietnam stand out for low social hostility yet high government restriction,


19/24 of the nations listed have a majority Muslim population. I was expecting it to be more, but still not a good showing for Islam.

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