The Freedom of Thought report

Freedom of Thought is a report on the rights, legal status, and discrimination against humanists, atheists, and the nonreligious worldwide, focusing specifically on systemic discrimination by governments and their agents. It has been published annually by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) since 2012.

Since the 2013 report, the data in the report has been amenable to numeric analysis. Each year since then, I have converted the report’s data to a machine-readable format, then run a series of analyses to generate charts, maps, and other data to help visualize the report’s findings.

I generally publish summaries of these results on Canadian Atheist or on my own blog, Indi in the Wired, but the raw data is here, organized by the report year.