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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%
1North Korea 94 / 100
Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Atheism/Traditional Beliefs
2Afghanistan 93 / 100
Ethnic antagonism
Central Asia
Islam
3Somalia 92 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
4Libya 90 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
5Pakistan 88 / 100
Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
6Eritrea 87 / 100
Christian denominational protectionism
Africa
Islam/Christianity
7Sudan 85 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
8Yemen 85 / 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
13Saudi Arabia 79 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
14Maldives 78 / 100
Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
15Iraq 76 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
16Egypt 76 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
17Algeria 73 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
18Uzbekistan 73 / 100
Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
19Myanmar 73 / 100
Religious nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
20Laos 72 / 100
Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Buddhism
21Vietnam 72 / 100
Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Buddhism
22Turkmenistan 70 / 100
Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
23China 70 / 100
Communist and post-communist oppression
Asia
Agnosticism
24Mauritania 68 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
25Central African Republic 68 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
26Morocco 66 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
27Qatar 66 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
28Burkina Faso 66 / 100
Religious nationalism
Africa
Islam
29Mali 66 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
30Sri Lanka 65 / 100
Religious nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
31Tajikistan 65 / 100
Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
32Nepal 64 / 100
Religious nationalism
Asia
Hinduism
33Jordan 64 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
34Tunisia 64 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
35Kazakhstan 64 / 100
Dictatorial paranoia
Central Asia
Islam
36Turkey 63 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
37Brunei 63 / 100
Dictatorial paranoia
Asia
Islam
38Bangladesh 63 / 100
Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
39Ethiopia 63 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
40Malaysia 62 / 100
Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
41Colombia 62 / 100
Organized crime and corruption
Latin America
Christianity
42Oman 62 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
43Kuwait 62 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
44Kenya 61 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
45Bhutan 61 / 100
Religious nationalism
Asia
Buddhism
46Russian Federation 60 / 100
Dictatorial paranoia
Asia
Chrisitianity
47United Arab Emirates 60 / 100
Islamic oppression
Middle East
Islam
48Cameroon 60 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Christianity
49Indonesia 60 / 100
Islamic oppression
Asia
Islam
50Niger 60 / 100
Islamic oppression
Africa
Islam
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