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The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. The general goal is to provide detailed codings on several aspects of separation of religion and state for 183 states on a yearly basis between 1990 and 2014. This constitutes all countries with populations of 250,000 or more, as well as a sampling of countries with lower populations.

This version also includes the RAS3 Societal Module. Unlike the main RAS dataset, the Societal Module focuses on actions taken by societal actors. It primarily measures societal discrimination and attitudes toward minority religions. This version uses the country as the unit of analysis and covers 1990 to 2014. [Details from the ARDA].

Religion and State project Jonathan Fox, Bar Ilan University
 

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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