The Pew Research Center released a list of countries with the most religious freedom as well as the countries with the most restrictions on religion and Brazil tops the list of countries with the highest religious freedom.
The study found that Brazil has “virtually no measurable restrictions on religious freedom.”
The six countries with the most religious freedom are:
- South Africa
- D.R. Congo
- United Kingdom
The six countries with the highest government restrictions on religion are:
The United States ranks as the eighth country with the most religious freedom, following behind Italy and South Korea. Although the United State’s Constitution includes the freedom to practice religion, there has been an increase in legislation which provides barriers to religious freedom, the most recent cases involving same-sex marriage.