RoRB Index Table

The RoRB Index, also referred to as Religious Recognition Around The World, or RoRB Around The World, is an index updated annually that surveys conditions for recognition of religion or belief in every sovereign state and dependent territory and categorises them according to the different levels of the Spectrum of Religious Recognition (the SRR).

Title
Country or territory
RoRB classification (2021)
RoRB details
2
Albania, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in Albania

3
Algeria, People’s Democratic Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Algeria

4
American Samoa
Apathetic

RoRB in American Samoa

5
Andorra, Principality of
Restrictive

RoRB in Andorra

6
Angola, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Angola

7
Anguilla
Apathetic

RoRB in Anguilla

8
Antigua and Barbuda
Apathetic

RoRB in Antigua and Barbuda

9
Argentina (Argentine Republic)
Restrictive

RoRB in Argentina

10
Armenia, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Armenia

11
Aruba
Apathetic

RoRB in Aruba

12
Australia, Commonwealth of
Apathetic

RoRB in Australia

13
Austria, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Austria

14
Azerbaijan, Republic of (including Nagorno-Karabakh)
Censorious

RoRB in Azerbaijan

15
Bahamas, Commonwealth of The
Apathetic

RoRB in The Bahamas

16
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Censorious

RoRB in Bahrain

17
Bangladesh, People’s Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Bangladesh

18
Barbados
Apathetic

RoRB in Barbados

19
Belarus, Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Belarus

20
Belgium, Kingdom of
Receptive

RoRB in Belgium

21
Belize
Restrictive

RoRB in Belize

22
Benin, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Benin

23
Bermuda
Apathetic

RoRB in Bermuda

24
Bhutan, Kingdom of
Restrictive

RoRB in Bhutan

25
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Restrictive

RoRB in Bolivia

26
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Restrictive

RoRB in Bosnia and Herzegovina

27
Botswana, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Botswana

28
Brazil, Federative Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Brazil

29
British Virgin Islands
Apathetic

RoRB in British Virgin Islands

30
Brunei, Nation of, the Abode of Peace
Terminal

RoRB in Brunei

31
Bulgaria, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Bulgaria

32
Burkina Faso
Receptive

RoRB in Burkina Faso

33
Burundi, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Burundi

34
Cambodia, Kingdom of
Restrictive

RoRB in Cambodia

35
Cameroon, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Cameroon

36
Canada
Apathetic

RoRB in Canada

37
Cape Verde (Republic of Cabo Verde)
Restrictive

RoRB in Cape Verde

38
Cayman Islands
Apathetic

RoRB in Cayman Islands

39
Central African Republic
Restrictive

RoRB in Central African Republic

40
Chad, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Chad

41
Chile, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Chile

42
China, People’s Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in China

43
Colombia, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Colombia

44
Comoros, Union of the
Terminal

RoRB in Comoros

45
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Restrictive

RoRB in DR Congo

46
Congo, Republic of the
Restrictive

RoRB in the Congo

47
Cook Islands
Restrictive

RoRB in Cook Islands

48
Costa Rica, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Costa Rica

49
Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Ivory Coast

50
Croatia, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Croatia

51
Cuba, Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in Cuba

52
Curaçao
Apathetic

RoRB in Curaçao

53
Cyprus, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Cyprus

54
Czech Republic
Receptive

RoRB in Czechia

55
Denmark, Kingdom of (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland)
Receptive

RoRB in Denmark

56
Djibouti, Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Djibouti

57
Dominica, Commonwealth of
Receptive

RoRB in Dominica

58
Dominican Republic
Restrictive

RoRB in Dominican Republic

59
East Timor (Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)
Receptive

RoRB in East Timor

60
Ecuador, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Ecuador

61
Egypt, Arab Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Egypt

62
El Salvador, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in El Salvador

63
Equatorial Guinea, Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Equatorial Guinea

64
Eritrea, State of
Terminal

RoRB in Eritrea

65
Estonia, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Estonia

66
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Restrictive

RoRB in Eswatini

67
Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Ethiopia

68
Fiji, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Fiji

69
Finland, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Finland

70
French Republic (including Guadeloupe, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte)
Receptive

RoRB in France

71
Gabonese Republic
Restrictive

RoRB in Gabon

72
Gambia, Republic of The
Ambiguous

RoRB in The Gambia

73
Georgia (including Abkhazia, South Ossetia)
Restrictive (Abkhazia: Censorious; South Ossetia: Censorious)

RoRB in Georgia (and Abkhazia, South Ossetia)

74
Germany, Federal Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Germany

75
Ghana, Republic of
Ambiguous

RoRB in Ghana

76
Gibraltar
Apathetic

RoRB in Gibraltar

77
Greece (Hellenic Republic)
Restrictive

RoRB in Greece

78
Grenada
Ambiguous

RoRB in Grenada

79
Guatemala, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Guatemala

80
Guernsey, Bailiwick of
Apathetic

RoRB in Guernsey

81
Guinea, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Guinea

82
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of
Ambiguous

RoRB in Guinea-Bissau

83
Guyana, Co-operative Republic of
Ambiguous

RoRB in Guyana

84
Haiti, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Haiti

85
Honduras, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Honduras

86
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Receptive

RoRB in Hong Kong

87
Hungary
Restrictive

RoRB in Hungary

88
Iceland
Receptive

RoRB in Iceland

89
India, Republic of (including Indian Kashmir)
Censorious

RoRB in India

90
Indonesia, Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Indonesia

91
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in Iran

92
Iraq, Republic of (including Iraqi Kurdistan)
Terminal

RoRB in Iraq

93
Ireland, Republic of
Ambiguous

RoRB in Ireland

94
Isle of Man
Restrictive

RoRB in Isle of Man

95
Israel, State of
Restrictive

RoRB in Israel

96
Italian Republic
Apathetic

RoRB in Italy

97
Jamaica
Apathetic

RoRB in Jamaica

98
Japan
Restrictive

RoRB in Japan

99
Jersey, Bailiwick of
Apathetic

RoRB in Jersey

100
Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of
Censorious

RoRB in Jordan

101
Kazakhstan, Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Kazakhstan

102
Kenya, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Kenya

103
Kiribati, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in Kiribati

104
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in North Korea

105
Korea, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in South Korea

106
Kosovo, Republic of
Ambiguous-Restrictive

RoRB in Kosovo

107
Kuwait, State of
Ambiguous-Censorious

RoRB in Kuwait

108
Kyrgyz Republic
Censorious

RoRB in Kyrgyzstan

109
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Censorious

RoRB in Laos

110
Latvia, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Latvia

111
Lebanese Republic
Restrictive

RoRB in Lebanon

112
Lesotho, Kingdom of
Apathetic

RoRB in Lesotho

113
Liberia, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Liberia

114
Libya, State of
Terminal

RoRB in Libya

115
Liechtenstein, Principality of
Restrictive

RoRB in Liechtenstein

116
Lithuania, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Lithuania

117
Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of
Receptive

RoRB in Luxembourg

118
Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Receptive

RoRB in Macau

119
Madagascar, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Madagascar

120
Malawi, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in Malawi

121
Malaysia
Censorious

RoRB in Malaysia

122
Maldives, Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in Maldives

123
Mali, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Mali

124
Malta, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Malta

125
Marshall Islands, Republic of the
Apathetic

RoRB in Marshall Islands

126
Mauritania, Islamic Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in Mauritania

127
Mauritius, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Mauritius

128
Mexico (United Mexican States)
Restrictive

RoRB in Mexico

129
Micronesia, Federated States of
Receptive

RoRB in Micronesia

130
Moldova, Republic of (including Transnistria)
Restrictive (Transnistria: Restrictive)

RoRB in Moldova

131
Monaco, Principality of
Receptive

RoRB in Monaco

132
Mongolia
Censorious

RoRB in Mongolia

133
Montenegro
Receptive

RoRB in Montenegro

134
Morocco, Kingdom of
Censorious

RoRB in Morocco

135
Mozambique, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Mozambique

136
Myanmar, Republic of the Union of,
Terminal

RoRB in Myanmar

137
Namibia, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in Namibia

138
Nauru, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Nauru

139
Nepal, Federal Democratic Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Nepal

140
Netherlands, Kingdom of the (including Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius)
Apathetic

RoRB in the Netherlands

141
New Caledonia
Receptive

RoRB in New Caledonia

142
New Zealand
Restrictive

RoRB in New Zealand

143
Nicaragua, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Nicaragua

144
Niger, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Niger

145
Nigeria, Federal Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in Nigeria

146
Niue
Apathetic

RoRB in Niue

147
Northern Ireland
Apathetic

RoRB in Northern Ireland

148
North Macedonia, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in North Macedonia

149
Norway, Kingdom of
Receptive

RoRB in Norway

150
Oman, Sultanate of
Censorious

RoRB in Oman

151
Pakistan, Islamic Republic of (including Azad Jammu and Kashmir)
Terminal

RoRB in Pakistan

152
Palau, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Palau

153
Panama, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Panama

154
Papua New Guinea, Independent State of
Apathetic

RoRB in Papua New Guinea

155
Paraguay, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Paraguay

156
Peru, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Peru

157
Philippines, Republic of the
Restrictive

RoRB in Philippines

158
Poland, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Poland

159
Portuguese Republic
Receptive

RoRB in Portugal

160
Qatar, State of
Censorious

RoRB in Qatar

161
Romania
Restrictive

RoRB in Romania

162
Russian Federation
Terminal

RoRB in Russia

163
Rwanda, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Rwanda

164
Saint Barthélemy
Receptive

RoRB in Saint Barthélemy

165
Saint Christopher and Nevis, Federation of
Apathetic

RoRB in Saint Kitts and Nevis

166
Saint Lucia
Apathetic

RoRB in Saint Lucia

167
Saint Martin, Collectivity of
Receptive

RoRB in Saint Martin

168
Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Territorial Collectivity of
Receptive

RoRB in Saint Pierre and Miquelon

169
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Apathetic

RoRB in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

170
Samoa, Independent State of
Receptive

RoRB in Samoa

171
San Marino, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in San Marino

172
São Tomé and Príncipe, Democratic Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in São Tomé and Príncipe

173
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Terminal

RoRB in Saudi Arabia

174
Scotland
Apathetic

RoRB in Scotland

175
Senegal, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Senegal

176
Serbia, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Serbia

177
Seychelles, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in Seychelles

178
Sierra Leone, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Sierra Leone

179
Singapore, Republic of
Censorious

RoRB in Singapore

180
Sint Maarten
Apathetic

RoRB in Sint Maarten

181
Slovak Republic
Restrictive

RoRB in Slovakia

182
Slovenia, Republic of
Receptive

RoRB in Slovenia

183
Solomon Islands
Restrictive

RoRB in Solomon Islands

184
Somalia, Federal Republic of (including Somaliland)
Ambiguous-Terminal

RoRB in Somalia (and Somaliland)

185
South Africa, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in South Africa

186
South Sudan, Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in South Sudan

187
Spain, Kingdom of
Receptive

RoRB in Spain

188
Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Sri Lanka

189
Sudan, Republic of the
Censorious

RoRB in Sudan

190
Suriname, Republic of
Apathetic

RoRB in Suriname

191
Sweden, Kingdom of
Apathetic

RoRB in Sweden

192
Swiss Confederation
Restrictive

RoRB in Switzerland

193
Syrian Arab Republic
Terminal

RoRB in Syria

194
Taiwan (Republic of China)
Restrictive

RoRB in Taiwan

195
Tajikistan, Republic of
Terminal

RoRB in Tajikistan

196
Tanzania, United Republic of
Restrictive

RoRB in Tanzania

197
Thailand, Kingdom of
Censorious

RoRB in Thailand

198
Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China
Terminal

RoRB in Tibet

199
Togolese Republic
Censorious

RoRB in Togo

200
Tokelau
Apathetic

RoRB in Tokelau

201
Tonga, Kingdom of
Apathetic

RoRB in Tonga

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