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Country Name Long Name
Profile of Persecution Based on the 2018 World Watch List
Violence
97%
Church Life
97%
National Life
97%
Community Life
97%
Family Life
97%
Private Life
97%
Clear
1North Korea 94 / 100
Communist and Post-communist Oppression
Asia
Atheism
2Afghanistan 94 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Central Asia
Islam
3Somalia 91 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
4Libya 87 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
5Pakistan 87 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Asia
Islam
6Sudan 87 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
7Eritrea 86 / 100
Dictatorial Paranoia
Africa
Christianity, Islam
8Yemen 86 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
9Iran 85 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
10India 83 / 100
Religious Nationalism
Asia
Hinduism
11Syria 82 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
12Nigeria 80 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Christianity, Islam
13Iraq 79 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
14Maldives 78 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Asia
Islam
15Saudi Arabia 77 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
16Egypt 76 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
17Uzbekistan 74 / 100
Dictatorial Paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
18Myanmar 71 / 100
Religious Nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
19Laos 71 / 100
Communist and Post-communist Oppression
Asia
Buddhism
20Vietnam 71 / 100
Communist and Post-communist Oppression
Asia
Atheism
21Central African Republic 70 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Christianity, Islam
22Algeria 70 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
23Turkmenistan 69 / 100
Dictatorial Paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
24Mali 68 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
25Mauritania 67 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
26Turkey 66 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
27China 65 / 100
Communist and Post-communist Oppression
Asia
Atheism
28Ethiopia 65 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Christianity
29Tajikistan 65 / 100
Dictatorial Paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
30Indonesia 65 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Asia
Islam
31Jordan 65 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
32Nepal 64 / 100
Religious Nationalism
Asia
Not Set
33Bhutan 64 / 100
Religious Nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
34Kazakhstan 63 / 100
Dictatorial Paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
35Morocco 63 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Not Set
36Brunei 63 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Asia
Islam
37Tunisia 63 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Islam
38Qatar 62 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
39Mexico 59 / 100
Ethnic Antagonism
Latin America
Christianity
40Kenya 61 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Africa
Christianity
41Russia 60 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Asia
Not Set
42Malaysia 60 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Asia
Islam
43Kuwait 60 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
44Oman 59 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
45United Arab Emirates 58 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
46Sri Lanka 58 / 100
Religious Nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
47Colombia 58 / 100
Ethnic Antagonism
Latin America
Christianity
48Bangladesh 58 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Asia
Islam
49Palestinian Territories 58 / 100
Islamic Oppression
Middle East
Islam
50Azerbaijan 58 / 100
Dictatorial Paranoia
Central Asia
Not Set
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