June 20, 2013

Arab Spring Adds to Global Restrictions on Religion

Appendix 6: Results by Country

The PDF shows the results for each of the 198 countries and territories on the 20 questions that comprise the Pew Research Center’s Government Restrictions Index and the 13 questions that comprise the Social Hostilities Index.
Although each question is weighted equally, many of the questions contain gradations, allowing partial scores depending on intensity or severity. For example, on SHI Question No. 2 – Was there mob violence related to religion? – a country that had no religion-related mob violence would receive 0 points, a country that had mob violence in which no deaths were reported would receive 1/2 point (0.50), and a country that had mob violence in which deaths were reported would receive a full point (1.00).

The scores are presented for three years: the latest year, ending Dec. 31, 2011; the previous year, ending in mid-2010 (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010); and the baseline year, ending in mid-2007 (July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007). Scores for the years ending in mid-2008 and mid-2009 are not presented due to space constraints.

Both the GRI and the SHI are scales of 0 to 10. Readers wishing to independently calculate a country’s index score from the tables should note that the sum total of a country’s scores on all 20 GRI questions must be divided by two and the sum total of its scores on all 13 SHI questions must be multiplied by 10/13 (0.77) to convert them to the 10-point scale. For more detail on the indexes, see the Methodology.

Download the Results by Country as a PDF (418KB, 47 pages)