This Map Of The State Of Religious Freedom Around The World Is Chilling

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In many countries around the world, it remains difficult for people of all religions to practice their faith freely. And in others, it’s getting harder. A Pew Research Center report released Tuesday shows that the number of countries with high levels of religious restrictions ― either from the government or from hostile individuals or groups ― grew overall from 34 percent in 2014 to 40 percent in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. The uptick in 2015 followed two years of declines in the percentage of countries with high levels of religious restrictions. This is the eighth time the Pew Research Center has measured global religious restrictions.Government restrictions on religion around the world, in one map (from new report: https://t. Read More…