Secular state

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Map of secular states in blue. States with state religions are shown in red and ambiguous states are shown in grey.

A secular state is a idea where the state is neutral to all religion and religious matters. A secular state should not support any religion and should not give preferential treatment to anybody based on their religion.[1]

List of secular countries[change | change source]

There are two types of secular countries:

  • Constitutionally secular countries
  • Countries that practice state atheism

Africa[change | change source]

Americas[change | change source]

Asia[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

Oceania[change | change source]

Partially-recognised countries[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Madeley, John T. S. and Zsolt Enyedi, Church and state in contemporary Europe: the chimera of neutrality, p. 14, 2003 Routledge