Country Data Quality

The SMRE rates the overall country data quality based on all country sets included into the SMRE. Use "Period" to set output to 1996-2005 (period 2000) or 2006-2015 (2010). On the upper right, choose between two modes of visualisation.

Country data quality is based on various tests and procedures implemented in the SMRE-algorithm. In sum, they result in a ‘conservative’ judgment on quality of country data statistically. Thus, SMRE estimates for countries classified as reliable can be taken as a highly precise approximation to the actual situation of religious affiliation. Probably reliable country data can be taken as a realistic approximation too, however leaving some room for statistical deviation in percentages especially for smaller categories.

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