Index of persecution of Christians 2018

Index of persecution of Christians in countries worldwide 2018

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Index of persecution of Christians 2018 The statistic shows the index of the persecution of Christians in countries around the world 2018. North Korea was the country with the strongest suppression of Christians with an index value of 94.
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.

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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 2017 shows that 38 percent of the U.S. population aged 18-29 were unaffiliated with any religious belief, while only 12 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 2011, shows that 79.8 percent of the total Indian population were Hindu. Muslims made 14.2 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 of persecution of Christians in countries worldwide 2018

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Index points (out of 100)
North Korea 94
Afghanistan94
Somalia91
Libya87
Pakistan87
Sudan87
Eritrea86
Yemen86
Iran85
India83
Syria82
Nigeria80
Iraq79
Maldives78
Saudi Arabia77
Egypt76
Uzbekistan74
Myanmar71
Laos71
Vietnam71
Central African Republic70
Algeria70
Turkmenistan69
Mali68
Mauritania67
Turkey66
China65
Ethiopia65
Tajikistan65
Indonesia65
Jordan65
Nepal64
Bhutan64
Kazakhstan63
Morocco63
Brunei63
Tunisia63
Qatar62
Mexico59
Kenya61
Russia60
Malaysia60
Kuwait60
Oman69
United Arab Emirates58
Sri Lanka58
Colombia58
Bangladesh58
Palestinian Territories58
Azerbaijan58
Index points (out of 100)
North Korea 94
Afghanistan94
Somalia91
Libya87
Pakistan87
Sudan87
Eritrea86
Yemen86
Iran85
India83
Syria82
Nigeria80
Iraq79
Maldives78
Saudi Arabia77
Egypt76
Uzbekistan74
Myanmar71
Laos71
Vietnam71
Central African Republic70
Algeria70
Turkmenistan69
Mali68
Mauritania67
Turkey66
China65
Ethiopia65
Tajikistan65
Indonesia65
Jordan65
Nepal64
Bhutan64
Kazakhstan63
Morocco63
Brunei63
Tunisia63
Qatar62
Mexico59
Kenya61
Russia60
Malaysia60
Kuwait60
Oman69
United Arab Emirates58
Sri Lanka58
Colombia58
Bangladesh58
Palestinian Territories58
Azerbaijan58
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
The statistic shows the index of the persecution of Christians in countries around the world 2018. North Korea was the country with the strongest suppression of Christians with an index value of 94.
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.

Religion

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 2017 shows that 38 percent of the U.S. population aged 18-29 were unaffiliated with any religious belief, while only 12 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 2011, shows that 79.8 percent of the total Indian population were Hindu. Muslims made 14.2 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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