Results by Country
The tables below
show the results for each of 198 countries and territories on the 20 questions
that comprise the Pew Forum's Government Restrictions Index and the 13
questions that comprise the Social Hostilities Index. There also is a table
showing the results for one additional government question that was only coded
for the period ending in mid-2009 on whether any level of government penalizes blasphemy,
apostasy or the defamation of religion.
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
based on two overlapping periods of data (July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2008,
and July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009) that were coded independently by
separate groups of coders at the Pew Forum.
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 below 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.
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