Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Many countries favor specific religions

Many Countries Favor Specific Religions, Officially or Unofficially

Many countries favor specific religions, officially or unofficially

More than 80 countries favor a specific religion, either as an official, government-endorsed religion or by affording one religion preferential treatment over other faiths, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data covering 199 countries and territories around the world. In addition, more than 100 countries have no official or preferred religion as of 2015, while in 10 countries, the state either tightly regulates all religious institutions or is actively hostile to religion in general.
Related: Key facts about government-favored religion around the world

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