Indicators

Scores of Colombia, Cuba and Mexico on Religious Freedom Assessment Tools

Colombia Cuba Mexico Regional average Scale

Religious Freedom Rating, Hudson Institute (2007)

Religious Freedom Scale 5 6 4 2.86 7

World Watch List, Open Doors International (2017)

Private sphere 7.292 8.438 7.188 16.67
Family sphere 7.812 3.846 6.330 16.67
Community sphere 11.939 10.417 11.218 16.67
National sphere 8.464 9.375 8.073 16.67
Church sphere 7.656 11.406 9.323 16.67
Violence 10.185 3.519 14.444 16.67
Total score 53 42 57 100

International Religious Freedom Data, The Association of Religion Date Archives, Pennsylvania State University (2008)

Government Regulation of Religion Index 3.1 7.2 3.1 0.9 10
Government Favoritism of Religion Index 7.7 1.9 1.7 4.7 10
Social Regulation of Religion Index 6.8 3.3 6.6 2.5 10
Religious Persecution 4 3 8 10

Global Restrictions on Religion, Pew Research Center (2015)

 
Government Restrictions Index 1.7 4.9 3.9 1.94 10
Social Hostilities Index 1.2 0.0 3.7 0.80 10

Religion and State project, Bar-Ilan University (2008)

 
Official Religion No No No 16.0%
Official Government Involvement in Religion Multi-Tiered Preferences 1: one religion is clearly preferred by state, receiving the most benefits, there exists one or more tiers of religions which receive less benefits than the preferred religion but more than someother religions. Nonspecific Hostility: While the state is hostile to religion, this hostility is at about the same level as state hostility to other types of non-state organizations. Religion is not singled out. Separationist: Official separation of Church and state and the state is slightly hostile toward religion. This includes efforts to remove expression of religion by private citizens from the public sphere.
Official Restrictions No religions are illegal and no limitations are places on them but some religions have benefits not given to others due to some form of official recognition or status not given to all religions. No religions are illegal but some or all (other) religions have legal limitations placed upon them. No religions are illegal but some or all (other) religions have legal limitations placed upon them.
Number of types of religious discrimination against minority religions 2 37 6 3.40 90
Number of types of religious regulation of the majority religion 2 23 20 4.04 87
Number of types of religious legislation or support 5 2 4 5.20 51
Religion and State Score 14.86 36.29 24.5 11.29 100
Number of types of restrictions on the religious practices, clergy, or institutions of minority religions that are not placed on the majority religion Animists: 1Muslims: 1

Protestants: 1

Catholics: 14Protestants: 18

Spiritists: 16

Muslims: 0Protestants: 5 1.43 29

Source: own elaboration based on Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute (http://crf.hudson.org/); World Watch List, Open Doors International (http://www.worldwatchlist.us); The Association of Religion Data Archives (http://www.thearda.com/); Pew Research Center (http://www.pewresearch.org/); The Religion and State Project (http://www.religionandstate.org/).

 

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