More countries actively impeding religion Restrictions on religion around the world continued to climb in 2016, reported a 138page document by the Washington-based Pew Research Center into global restrictions on religion in 2016, in July. World Watch Monitor 2016 is the most recent year for which data was available for the 198 countries and territories surveyed. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.