LITTLE PORTUGAL, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/06/06: Islam women wearing hijab in North American city, Multicultural city celebrates together the Dundas West Festival in Little Portugal, the festival is a traditional event held every year. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PublicationsApril 5, 2016

Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Many countries have laws that ban or limit women from wearing religious attire in public places. By comparison, far fewer countries require women to wear particular types of attire for religious reasons.

Multi-section reportsFebruary 26, 2015

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.

Data VisualizationFebruary 26, 2015

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.

Data VisualizationJanuary 14, 2014

Religious Restrictions in the World’s 25 Most Populous Countries

Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Pakistan and Burma (Myanmar) stand out as having the most restrictions on religion when both government restrictions and social hostilities are taken into account.