Pew Research: Asia remains ‘enemy’ of religious freedom

Source: asianews.it

The Pew Research Center report states that “in the 2007-2017 decade, government restrictions on religion – laws, policies and actions of state officials that limit religious beliefs and practices – have increased dramatically in the world.”  Leading the ranking of countries that impose restrictions on religious freedom are the Middle East and North Africa.

Rome (AsiaNews) – Asia has confirmed itself as the continent with the greatest restrictions and obstacles to religious freedom.

A report of the Pew Research Center – the US center of analysis of social problems – reveals “in the decade 2007-2017, government restrictions on religion – laws, policies and actions of state officials that limit beliefs and practices  religious – have increased considerably in the world ”.

And the latest data show that 52 governments – including some in very populous countries like China, Indonesia and Russia – impose ‘high’ or ‘very high’ levels of religious restrictions, compared to 40 in 2007.

And the number of countries where the  people are experiencing the highest levels of social hostility towards religion has gone from 39 to 56 during the study.

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