An annual, cumulative compilation of recent documented instances of hostility toward free religious exercise. It is often cited by lawmakers, educators, opinion leaders, and the media.

Read 1,400 real-life stories like these:

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“I never imagined that in America someone would
try to shut down a small synagogue.” 

– Rabbi Yaakov Rich, Congregation Toras Chaim
(read his story on page 357)


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“In the meeting, they basically told me I must
violate my faith 
or lose my job.”

– Alexia Palma, fired for her faith
(read her story on page 77)


What Did the 2017 Edition Find?

1,4001 documented attacks on religious liberty, a 15% increase over the past year and a 133% increase in the past 5 years.

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What Are Areas Where Hostility is Rising?

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Who Conducts the Research?

First Liberty Institute, a non-profit law firm, and the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious liberty for all Americans.

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The executive editor is Kelly Shackelford,
President, CEO & Chief Counsel for First Liberty,
who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court
and received the William Bentley Ball Award
for his for his pioneering work protecting religious freedom.


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The editor-in-chief is Justin Butterfield,
Senior Counsel & Director of Research and Education
at First Liberty and a graduate of Harvard Law School.




How Can I Learn More?

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1 Cumulative cases; includes prior years since survey began