Topics Separation of church and state

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Guarantees separation between the state and religious organizations. The state may be forbidden from extending governmental recognition or assistance to religious organizations.


Culture and Identity


church; secular

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution contain an explicit decree of separation of church and state?