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Pew Research CenterAugust 1, 2012

Catholics Share Bishops’ Concerns about Religious Liberty

A new survey report finds that Catholics who are aware of U.S. bishops’ concerns about restrictions on religious liberty generally agree with the bishops’ concerns. Yet there are no significant differences in the presidential vote preferences between Catholic voters who have heard about the bishops’ protests and those who have not.

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Pew Research CenterAugust 9, 2011

Rising Restrictions on Religion – One-third of the world’s population experiences an increase

Restrictions on religious beliefs and practices rose in 23 of the world’s 198 countries (12%), decreased in 12 countries (6%) and remained essentially unchanged in 163 countries (82%) between mid-2006 and mid-2009, a new Pew Forum report shows. More than 2.2 billion people – nearly a third of the world’s population – live in the 23 countries with increasing government restrictions or social hostilities involving religion.

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Pew Research CenterMarch 31, 2011

Churches in Court

Whenever churches or religious organizations find themselves involved in civil litigation, courts first must determine whether the First Amendment’s religion clauses bestow a unique legal status on religious organizations that puts some of their decisions and actions beyond the reach of civil laws.

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Pew Research CenterNovember 4, 2010

Indonesia’s Place Along the Spectrum of Global Religious Restriction

This analysis draws upon testimony on U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy: the Outlook for 2010, before the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Feb. 3, 2010.

Pew Research CenterMarch 19, 2010

Briefing on U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy

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Pew Research CenterDecember 17, 2009

Global Restrictions on Religion

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Pew Research CenterDecember 3, 2009

Sikh-Americans and Religious Liberty

Pew Research CenterOctober 16, 2008

Ten Years of Promoting Religious Freedom Through U.S. Foreign Policy

Pew Research CenterMay 15, 2008

The Plight of Iraq’s Religious Minorities

Pew Research CenterOctober 24, 2007

The Free Exercise Clause and the Parameters of Religious Liberty