Pew Study: Christians Are The World’s Most Oppressed Religious Group

Photo Credit: CNSRestrictions, harassment, and intimidation towards people who practice their religion increased in every major region of the world in 2012 except the Americas, with Christians the major target, says a new report by the Pew Research Center.

“Muslims and Jews experienced six-year highs in the number of countries in which they were harassed by national, provincial or local governments,” the study found, but Christians continue to be the world’s most oppressed religious group, with persecution against them reported in 110 countries.

A recent report by the Christian group Open Doors noted that “North Korea remains the world’s most restrictive nation in which to practice Christianity,” followed by Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran and Yemen.

More than “5.3 billion people (76% of the world’s population) live in countries with a high or very high level of restrictions on religion,” Pew noted, “up from 74% in 2011 and 68% as of mid-2007.”

A fifth of the world’s nations (20%) also experienced religious terrorism or sectarian violence in 2012, Pew researchers found, which was “up markedly from 2007 (9%).”

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  • James

    It is happening here in America also, thanks to Obama and
    his love for the queers. They have attacked the Christians because they believe in the bible which says homosexuality is a sin. The queers want to obtain the super status here with the “gay card” so everyone has to be subservient to them. The gays want to be able to sue you if you don’t hire them over everyone else. They just claim discrimination any and every time they don’t get just exactly what they want. Our faith has always been a strong point against any takeover of this country, now the queers are working in harmony with Obama to destroy this country from within. They want to destroy the family and our faith by having homosexual marriages and forcing the people to accept
    their perversion.

  • fatman45

    … everywhere but the Americas

    Excuse me? While they may not be stoning us here yet, there is most definitely persecution, increasingly sanctioned, if not perpetrated, by the government.