The Christian Post – Government restrictions on religion have increased across the globe — and Christians and Muslims are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group, Pew Research Center has found.
Pew’s report, “A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World,” covered a 10-year span from 2007 to 2017, and studied 198 countries. The study, released Monday, reveals Christians are the most-harassed religious group in the world, facing persecution in 143 countries.
Muslims are not far behind, with reports of religious persecution in 140 countries in 2017. Jews, the third-most targeted group, were persecuted in 87 countries.