Report | Jun 23, 2016
Trends in Global Restrictions on Religion

Worldwide, both government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion decreased modestly from 2013 to 2014 despite a rise in religion-related terrorism, according to Pew Research Center’s latest annual study on global restrictions on religion.1 Of the 198 countries included in the study, 24% had high or very high levels of government restrictions in […]

Report | Apr 5, 2016
Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Many countries have laws that ban or limit women from wearing religious attire in public places. By comparison, far fewer countries require women to wear particular types of attire for religious reasons.

Report | Feb 26, 2015
New Report Examines Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities Worldwide

Media Contact: Katherine Ritchey, Communications Manager 202-419-4372, kritchey@pewresearch.org   Washington, Feb. 26, 2015 —  Worldwide, social hostilities involving religion declined somewhat in 2013 after reaching a six-year peak the previous year, but roughly a quarter of the world’s countries are still grappling with high levels of religious hostilities within their borders, according to the Pew […]

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