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Index of persecution of Christians in countries worldwide 2014

 Index points
North Korea 90
Somalia 80
Syria 79
Saudi Arabia 78
Afghanistan 78
Iraq 78
Maldives 77
Iran 77
Pakistan 77
Yemen 74
Sudan 73
Eritrea 72
Libya 71
Nigeria 70
Uzbekistan 68
Central African Republic 67
Ethiopia 65
Vietnam 65
Qatar 63
Laos 62
Turkmenistan 62
Egypt 61
Burma/ Myanmar 59
Brunei 57
Oman 56
Jordan 56
Colombia 56
Tunisia 55
India 55
Sri Lanka 55
Mali 54
Bhutan 54
Algeria 54
Palestinian Territories 53
Mauritania 51
United Arab Emirates 51
China 51
Kuwait 50
Malaysia 49
Kazakhstan 49
Bahrain 48
Kenia 48
Comoros 48
Morocco 47
Tajikistan 47
Tanzania 46
Djibouti 46
Indonesia 46
Bangladesh 46
Niger 45
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The statistic shows the index of the persecution of Christians in countries around the world 2014. In period under review, North Korea was the country with the strongest suppression of Christians with an index value of 90.

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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