Index of persecution of Christians in countries worldwide 2015

The statistic shows the index of the persecution of Christians in countries around the world 2015. In period under review, North Korea was the country with the strongest suppression of Christians with an index value of about 92.

The index ranges from 0 (complete freedom) to 100 (total suppression). The survey for the World Watch List included various aspects of religious freedom: the legal and official status of Christians, the actual situation of Christians living in the country, regulations from the state as well as factors that can undermine the freedom of religion in a country.

According to a 2010 Pew study on the share of the Christian population in selected countries, 79.5 percent of the U.S. Americans were of Christian confession, making Christianity the most popular religion in the United States. The religious affiliation of the population in the United States in 2012 shows that 32 percent of the U.S. population aged 18-29 were unaffiliated with any religious belief, while only 9 percent of the population aged 65 and older stated they are unaffiliated with any religious belief.
For 77 percent of the respondents in the United States, religion is very important or somewhat important, due to the Pew data in 2011. The importance of religion in Germany was lower than in the United States, 52 percent of the participants in Germany stated that religion is not too important or not at all important.

India is characterized as a country with a large diversity in religious belief. It is the birthplace of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. The statistic, which was conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency in 2001, shows that 80.5 percent of the total Indian population were Hindu. Muslims made 13.4 percent of the total population and only 2.3 percent were Christian.

Americas view on religious diversity, such as in India, was surveyed by Vanity Fair and CBS in 2011. 49 percent of the Evangelical Americans stated that the world would be a better place if everyone was Christian, while 13 percent of the Evangelical Americans said that the world would be a better place with one global religion.

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 Index points
North Korea 91.95
Somalia 89.52
Iraq 86.45
Syria 82.74
Afghanistan 81.5
Sudan 80.4
Iran 79.59
Pakistan 78.76
Eritrea 78.64
Nigeria 77.91
Maledives 77.73
Saudi Arabia 76.69
Libya 75.67
Yemen 72.88
Uzbekistan 69.05
Vietnam 67.73
Central African Republic 67.25
Qatar 63.76
Kenia 63.44
Turkmenistan 63.18
India 61.57
Ethiopia 61.4
Egypt 60.81
Djibouti 59.71
Burma/ Myanmar 59.61
Palestinian Territories 58.39
Brunei 57.64
Laos 57.58
China 56.54
Jordan 56.38
Bhutan 56.36
Comoros 56.3
Tanzania 55.69
Algeria 55.49
Colombia 55.1
Tunisia 54.88
Malaysia 54.69
Mexico 54.66
Oman 54.59
Mali 52.5
Turkey 51.55
Kazakhstan 51.32
Bangladesh 51.15
Sri Lanka 50.72
Tajikistan 49.77
Azerbaijan 49.96
Indonesia 49.76
Mauritania 49.64
United Arab Emirates 49.26
Kuwait 48.54
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