The best (and worst) countries for religious freedom

Brazil leads the world in religious freedom, finds Pew study
Among the 26 most populous countries, Brazil has the highest levels of religious freedom, higher, in fact, than the United States, where government restrictions on religious freedom have been rising.
Brazil – the world’s fifth most populous nation – not only out performs other countries of is size, the Brazilian government has the best record on religious freedom worldwide, placing virtually no measurable restrictions on religious freedom, scoring 0.2 out of a maximum of 10.0 on the Government Restrictions on Religion index, recently published by the Pew Research Center.Only five countries score at that level:

  • Brazil
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Palau
  • Suriname

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