Republic of Ireland among most tolerant in world for religion

Global restrictions on religion increase in 2015 for first time in three years

France and Russia had more than 200 cases of government force against religious groups, mostly of individuals being punished for violating the ban on face coverings. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

France and Russia had more than 200 cases of government force against religious groups, mostly of individuals being punished for violating the ban on face coverings. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Republic of Ireland is one of the most tolerant countries in the world when it comes to the practice of religion, according to new research.

Not only that but social hostility towards religion is on the decline, bucking an international trend that has coincided with concerns about migrants, according to Whether it be Government restrictions or social hostility ... Ireland is rated at the “low” end of the scale by a report by the Washington-based think-tank the Pew Research Center.

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