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Globally, Government Restrictions on Religion Reached Peak Levels in 2021, While Social Hostilities Went Down

In 2021, government restrictions on religion – laws, policies and actions by state officials that limit religious beliefs and practices – reached a new peak globally. Harassment of religious groups and interference in worship were two of the most common forms of government restrictions worldwide that year.

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