The Human Truth Foundation

Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan)

https://www.humantruth.info/uzbekistan.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#uzbekistan

Uzbekistan
Republic of Uzbekistan
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index106th best
CapitalTashkent
Land Area 425 400km21
LocationAsia
Population32.5m2
Life Expectancy70.86yrs (2017)3
GNI$7 917 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesUZ, UZB, 8605
Internet Domain.uz6
CurrencySom (UZS)7
Telephone+9988

1. Overview

Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country seeks to gradually lessen its dependence on the cotton monoculture by diversifying agricultural production while developing its mineral and petroleum reserves and increasing its manufacturing base. Current concerns include terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverA Silk Road destination of the highest order, Uzbekistan is a centre of culture, trade and architecture that has drawn travellers for centuries. Central Asia´s cradle of culture for more than two millennia, Uzbekistan is proudly home to a spellbinding arsenal of architecture and ancient cities, all infused with the bloody, fascinating history of the Silk Road. Any romantic who has daydreamed of travelling the Golden Road to Samarkand or the desert tracks to Bukhara will have their sights firmly set on Uzbekistan.

As the cultural and historic heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan is home to Islamic architecture of floating turquoise domes and towering minarets that rank among the region´s greatest sights. And amid these treasures everyday life goes on: in the foreground bearded old men with stripy cloaks haggle over melons in the bazaar or savour a pot of green tea beside a kebab stand.

Despite being a harshly governed police state, Uzbekistan remains an extremely friendly country where hospitality remains an essential element of daily life.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Uzbekistan National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
98=Tunisia0.731
99Fiji0.730
100=Suriname0.730
101Uzbekistan0.727
102=Jordan0.720
102=Dominica0.720
104Libya0.718
105Paraguay0.717
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
117Namibia$8 634
118El Salvador$8 296
119Bolivia$8 111
120Uzbekistan$7 917
121Cuba$7 879
122Vietnam$7 867
123Laos$7 700
124Swaziland$7 679
Asia Avg$22 215
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
103St Vincent & Grenadines89.5
104Indonesia90.1
105Paraguay90.2
106Uzbekistan90.4
107Bahamas90.8
108Ghana91.0
109Brunei91.1
110St Kitts & Nevis91.2
Asia Avg87.7
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Uzbekistan's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Uzbekistan's population is predicted to rise to 33.37 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.29. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
39Canada37.1m
40Morocco36.0m
41Saudi Arabia33.7m
42Uzbekistan32.5m
43Peru32.0m
44Malaysia31.5m
45Angola30.8m
46Ghana29.8m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
104St Lucia71.1
105Tonga71.0
106Mongolia71.0
107Uzbekistan70.9
108El Salvador70.7
109Micronesia70.7
110Venezuela70.6
111Jamaica70.5
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
43Bhutan2.27
44Jamaica2.28
45Suriname2.28
46Uzbekistan2.29
47Cape Verde2.29
48Estonia1.71
49UAE1.70
50Canada1.69
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
80Turkmenistan11.0
81=Maldives11.0
82Mongolia11.8
83=Uzbekistan11.9
83=Tonga11.9
85Kyrgyzstan12.1
86Indonesia12.4
87=Myanmar (Burma)12.5
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
96Burkina Faso3.7%
97Trinidad & Tobago3.7%
98Togo3.6%
99Uzbekistan3.6%
100Rwanda3.6%
101Moldova3.5%
102Slovakia3.4%
103Turkmenistan3.4%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
84UK7.5%
85Honduras7.5%
86Austria7.1%
87Uzbekistan7.0%
88Bolivia6.8%
89Guinea-Bissau6.8%
90Slovenia6.5%
91Kiribati6.5%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #gender #gender_equality #human_rights #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance #uzbekistan #women

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
136Maldives110.4
137=Algeria111.0
137=Indonesia111.0
139Uzbekistan111.1
140Bahrain112.7
141Bangladesh113.0
Asia Avg99.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Uzbekistan is amongst the worst places in the world at ensuring human rights and freedom, and it has severe cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Uzbekistan does better than average in opposing gender inequality18. When it comes to most other metrics, Uzbekistan does not do well. It does worse than average when it comes to the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)19, commentary in Human Rights Watch reports20, its nominal commitment to Human Rights21, freethought22, speed of uptake of HR treaties23 and in LGBT equality24. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 for supporting press freedom25. Since the death of President Islam Karimov, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev "has taken some steps to improve the country´s abysmal human rights record, such as releasing some political prisoners, relaxing certain restrictions on free expression, removing citizens from the security services´ notorious “black list,” and increasing accountability of government institutions to the citizenry", instigating a cautious "sense of hope" amongst some26, that Uzbekistan may start to climb out of its abusive human rights abyss. For the first time in 7 years, a Human Rights Watch delegation was permitted to visit in 201726.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Uzbekistan's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #mental_health #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #suicide #vaccines

Compared to Asia (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Hong Kong18.3
2Maldives41.0
3Singapore42.6
...
13=Thailand65.3
14Bangladesh66.8
15Kuwait67.1
16Uzbekistan68.4
17Saudi Arabia69.3
18Qatar70.6
19Iran75.5
20UAE75.8
21Bahrain77.3
Asia Avg80.1
q=50.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
19Bangladesh66.8
20Kuwait67.1
21Italy67.5
22Uzbekistan68.4
23Saudi Arabia69.3
24Spain69.6
25Qatar70.6
26Portugal72.3
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives28. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau28.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean28, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa28.

For more, see:

Health:

Uzbekistan does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Uzbekistan comes in the best 20 when it comes to its immunizations take-up29 (amongst the highest in Asia). It does better than average in terms of its suicide rate30, its fertility rate13, its alcohol consumption rate31 and in its adolescent birth rate18. Uzbekistan still has work to do. Uzbekistan does worse than average in terms of its smoking rate32 (still low for Asia) and in its average life expectancy11. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Uzbekistan improved by +6yrs in the 30 years from 1990, less than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
104St Lucia71.1
105Tonga71.0
106Mongolia71.0
107Uzbekistan70.9
108El Salvador70.7
109Micronesia70.7
110Venezuela70.6
111Jamaica70.5
Asia Avg73.48
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
49=Micronesia2.5
49=Guatemala2.5
51Congo, DR2.6
52=Uzbekistan2.7
52=Ghana2.7
52=Maldives2.7
55Ethiopia2.9
56=Fiji3.0
Asia Avg3.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
43Bhutan2.27
44Jamaica2.28
45Suriname2.28
46Uzbekistan2.29
47Cape Verde2.29
48Estonia1.71
49UAE1.70
50Canada1.69
Asia Avg2.46
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
32
Pos.201432
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
89Norway 556
90Gabon 559
91Venezuela 565
92Uzbekistan 573
93Oman 577
94Malaysia 584
95Seychelles 590
96Jamaica 593
Asia Avg1 035
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate30
Pos.2013
Per 100k30
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
27Georgia8.8
28Seychelles8.9
29Cyprus9.1
30Uzbekistan9.3
31Brazil9.7
32Colombia9.9
33Panama10.9
34Nicaragua11.6
Asia Avg19.50
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better33
Pos.2016
%33
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
72Trinidad & Tobago46.0
73Antigua & Barbuda48.0
74St Lucia48.1
75Uzbekistan48.2
76Kyrgyzstan48.3
77Yemen48.8
78Guyana49.4
79Grenada51.4
Asia Avg44.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
18
Pos.2015
Per 100018
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
55Malta16.6
56Kiribati17.2
57Macedonia17.6
58Uzbekistan17.7
59Hungary18.0
60Belarus18.2
61Serbia19.0
62Slovakia20.2
Asia Avg29.9
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
29
Pos.2015
Avg %29
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
4Niue98.8
5Mongolia98.7
6Czechia98.7
7Seychelles98.6
8S. Korea98.6
9Sri Lanka98.4
10St Lucia98.2
11Bahrain98.2
12Iran98.1
Asia Avg90.5
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Uzbekistan's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Asia (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Sri Lanka49.0
...
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)114.3
43UAE114.4
44Kuwait115.4
45Uzbekistan118.5
46Afghanistan120.3
47Brunei121.5
48Iraq122.5
49Tajikistan125.0
50Bahrain128.0
Asia Avg88.8
q=51.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
170Kuwait115.4
171=Serbia118.0
171=S. Sudan118.0
173Uzbekistan118.5
174Zimbabwe119.0
175Bosnia & Herzegovina120.0
176Afghanistan120.3
177St Vincent & Grenadines121.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Regarding its responsibility towards the environment, Uzbekistan ranks 16th-worst in the world. This rank is derived from 5 data sets. Uzbekistan does better than average when it comes to its forested percent change 1990-201535 and in annual meat consumption per person36. Uzbekistan does worse than average when it comes to how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity and in its environmental performance37. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population38 (one of the worst in Asia).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
35
Pos.2015
%35
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
54Poland+06.3
55Liechtenstein+06.2
56Latvia+05.8
57Uzbekistan+05.7
58New Zealand+05.1
59Slovenia+05.1
60Lebanon+04.8
61Gabon+04.5
Asia Avg+07.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
37
Pos.201837
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
133Indonesia46.9
134Guinea46.6
135Mozambique46.4
136Uzbekistan45.9
137Chad45.3
138Myanmar (Burma)45.3
139Ivory Coast45.3
140Gabon45.1
Asia Avg54.5
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
117Cape Verde1995 Jun 27
118Russia1995 Jul 04
119Guatemala1995 Oct 08
120Uzbekistan1995 Oct 17
121Niger1995 Oct 23
122Honduras1995 Oct 29
123Israel1995 Nov 05
124Algeria1995 Nov 12
Asia Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better38
Pos.2011
%38
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
138Denmark14.9%
139Libya14.6%
140Iceland13.1%
141Uzbekistan11.3%
142Tajikistan11.1%
143Haiti10.0%
144Albania9.4%
145Turkmenistan8.6%
Asia Avg37.9%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2021
kg36
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
75Kyrgyzstan39.0
76Macedonia41.0
77Guatemala42.1
78Uzbekistan42.3
79Turkey43.0
80Vanuatu43.4
81El Salvador43.9
82Fiji44.4
Asia Avg46.7
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Uzbekistan's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #it_security #modernity #politics #religion #religiosity #secularisation #technology #the_internet

Compared to Asia (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Taiwan10.0
2Japan21.9
3=S. Korea24.0
...
11Cyprus54.0
12UAE56.0
13Saudi Arabia60.4
14Uzbekistan61.7
15China61.9
16Kazakhstan63.3
17Georgia65.1
18Vietnam67.1
19Armenia70.0
Asia Avg79.0
q=51.
Modernity & Learning (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
62Palau59.3
63Mexico59.8
64Saudi Arabia60.4
65Uzbekistan61.7
66China61.9
67Kazakhstan63.3
68Monaco64.5
69Georgia65.1
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

In the 1990s, the expected duration of education in Uzbekistan fell by over half a year, whereas most of the rest of the world's increased. 40

Secondary Education
Higher is better
41
Pos.201841
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
1=Canada100.0%
1=Finland100.0%
1=Iceland100.0%
7Uzbekistan99.9%
8Czechia99.8%
9Slovakia99.3%
10Latvia99.2%
11Kazakhstan98.6%
12Kyrgyzstan98.4%
Asia Avg66.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
42
Pos.2021
Years42
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
125Timor-Leste (E. Timor)12.6
126Cape Verde12.6
127Guyana12.5
128Uzbekistan12.5
129Bangladesh12.4
130Samoa12.4
131Congo, (Brazzaville)12.3
132San Marino12.3
Asia Avg13.5
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Religiosity
Lower is better
43
Pos.2018
%43
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
30=Slovakia23
30=Ukraine23
32Canada27
33=Uzbekistan29
33=Uruguay29
35Poland30
36Serbia34
37=Israel36
Asia Avg55.8
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better44
Pos.200644
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
66=Azerbaijan87
66=Indonesia87
66=Turkmenistan87
66=Uzbekistan87
70Kuwait86
71=Philippines86
72Yemen85
73=Trinidad & Tobago85
Asia Avg90.4
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
45
Pos.201645
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
95=Vietnam52%
95=S. Africa52%
97Dominican Rep.52%
98Uzbekistan51%
99Armenia50%
100Iran49%
101Tunisia48%
102Moldova48%
Asia Avg48.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
Freedom On The Internet
Lower is better
46
Pos.201246
1Estonia10
2USA12
3Germany15
...
40Vietnam73
41=Ethiopia75
41=Myanmar (Burma)75
43Uzbekistan77
44Syria83
45China85
46Cuba86
47Iran90
Asia Avg56.6
World Avg46.7
q=47.
IT Security
Lower is better
47
Pos.201347
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
26Qatar0.65
27Chile0.66
28Guinea-Bissau0.67
29Uzbekistan0.69
30Moldova0.71
31Zambia0.76
32Kenya0.77
33Cameroon0.77
Asia Avg1.08
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
48
Pos.2017
Ratio48
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
98=Armenia0.0
98=Cape Verde0.0
98=Nigeria0.0
98=Uzbekistan0.0
98=Colombia0.0
98=Ghana0.0
98=Yemen0.0
98=Laos0.0
Asia Avg2.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
49
Pos.2022
%49
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
70=Burkina Faso39.0
70=Tajikistan39.0
70=Peru39.0
73Uzbekistan38.0
74=Chile38.0
74=Mali38.0
76Switzerland37.0
77=Finland37.0
Asia Avg37.9
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
50
Pos.2022
Points50
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
123Kenya32.0
124=Dominican Rep.32.0
124=Niger32.0
126Uzbekistan31.0
127=Laos31.0
127=Mexico31.0
127=Bolivia31.0
130Egypt30.0
Asia Avg39.98
World Avg42.98
q=180.

After several years of worsening corruption, in 2007, Uzbekistan became the 5th-worst country in terms of perceived corruption.

Happiness
Higher is better
51
Pos.2018
Score51
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
41Nicaragua6.1
42Poland6.1
43Bahrain6.1
44Uzbekistan6.1
45Kuwait6.1
46Thailand6.1
47Italy6.0
48Ecuador6.0
Asia Avg5.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
52
Pos.2023
Score52
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
83Dominican Rep.2.02
84=Morocco2.02
84=Angola2.02
86Uzbekistan2.03
87Guinea-Bissau2.05
88=Bangladesh2.05
88=Rwanda2.05
90Ivory Coast2.05
Asia Avg2.17
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
53
Pos.2019
Score53
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
13El Salvador0.00
14Bhutan0.01
15=Trinidad & Tobago0.02
15=Uzbekistan0.02
17Qatar0.03
18=Iceland0.03
19Panama0.04
20=Guyana0.04
Asia Avg3.60
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#health #inequality #life_expectancy

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better54
Pos.201954
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
105Mongolia13.10
106Honduras13.30
107Paraguay13.80
108=Uzbekistan13.90
108=Indonesia13.90
108=Azerbaijan13.90
111Algeria14.10
112Vanuatu14.40
Asia Avg11.80
World Avg14.59
q=184.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religion_in_uzbekistan #religiosity #secularisation #uzbekistan

Religiosity (2018)43
Pos.Lower is better
%43
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
30=Slovakia23
30=Ukraine23
32Canada27
33=Uzbekistan29
33=Uruguay29
35Poland30
36Serbia34
37=Israel36
37=Portugal36
39Azerbaijan38
40Chile41
41=Croatia42
41=Moldova42
43Argentina43
44Mexico45
45Kyrgyzstan47
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)55
Pos.Higher is better
%55
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
58=Romania4
58=Argentina4
58=Georgia4
58=Uzbekistan4
62Lebanon3
63=Congo, (Brazzaville)3
63=Poland3
63=Jamaica3
63=India3
67Angola2
68=Chile2
68=Central African Rep.2
68=Tajikistan2
68=Turkmenistan2
68=Indonesia2
73Paraguay1
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below56:

Christian2.3%
Muslim96.7%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.8%

It appears that when asked "What religion are you" many give pollsters the 'correct' answer despite how they actually feel, and despite what they actually believe. Although 99.4% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 29% say that they are religious when the question is phrased as "Is religion an important part of your daily life?".

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The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunni), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%57.

Freedom of Religion and Belief: "Uzbekistan maintains some of the world´s most restrictive policies on the exercise of worship or belief"26 and sociologists Grim & Finke place Uzbekistan into the worst category, along with just 13 other countries58. It is dangerous for religious folk to congregate even in private; in 2017 April for example, "four Protestant men were sentenced to short prison terms on charges of meeting for worship in ahome"

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