Harassment and attacks against religious minorities continue in many countries there, and hostilities against Jews in particular have been spreading.
New Report Examines Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities Worldwide
5 key findings about global restrictions on religion
There was an overall decline in social hostilities to religion in 2013, though harassment of Jews worldwide reached a high. These are five key takeaways from our religious restrictions report.
Q&A: How Pew Research measures global restrictions on religion
We sat down with researcher Peter Henne to learn more about the complex process of measuring global religious restrictions.
Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities
Social hostilities toward religion declined in 2013, while government restrictions on religious beliefs and practices remained level. Harassment of Jews, however, reached a seven-year high.
Restrictions and Hostilities in the Most Populous Countries
Explore the levels of social hostilities and government restrictions on religion in the world's 25 most populous counties since 2007.
After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion
Following the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, U.S. public opinion of the appropriateness of the magazine’s cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad show a tension between free expression and religious tolerance.
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Restrictions on Religion among the 25 Most Populous Countries, 2007-2011
64 countries have religious symbols on their national flags
Of the 64 countries in this category, about half have Christian symbols (48%) and about a third include Islamic religious symbols (33%).
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