Religious intolerance is on the rise according to research out on
Friday, with restrictions on religion increasing in each of the five
regions of the world.
The report published by Pew Research Centre’s Forum on Religion and
Public Life looks at the extent to which governments and societies around the world impinge on religious beliefs and
practices. The findings suggest a sharp rise in restrictions worldwide.
Three-quarters of the world’s 7 billion population live in countries
with high levels of government restriction on religion or where there
exist serious “social hostilities” involving faith issues, according to
researchers, with the US and the UK among countries showing a worrying
rise in religious discrimination.
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