Almost all New Zealanders said in a 2011-2012 survey that they would accept a neighbor of a different religion.
Restrictions on religion continued to climb in 2016 around the world, the second year in a row of increases.
The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001.
In 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a median of 66% say being a member of the country's official or preferred faith is important to belong to the nationality.
Christians were harassed by governments or social groups in a total of 128 countries in 2015 – more countries than any other religious group.
Europe in 2015 saw a rise in social hostilities involving religion, particularly against the continent’s Muslims.
Thirty-eight European governments harassed religious groups in limited or widespread ways in 2015, while 24 used some type of force against religious groups.
A little over a third of the refugees admitted into the U.S. in fiscal 2016 were religious minorities in their home countries. Of those, 61% were Christians and 22% were Muslims.
There were 91 reported aggravated or simple assaults motivated by anti-Muslim bias in 2015, just two shy of the 93 reported in 2001.
In 2014, the median level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times that of the global median.