Religious Cleavages Dataset

A dataset of the religious dimensions of conflicts, 1946-2004.

This dataset builds on and extends the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Database with information about the religious dimensions of state-based conflicts, for each conflict-year. The dataset uses various academic sources to code religious affiliations of the government and rebel actors involved, whether these differ, and the presence of a state religion. It additionally combines information from existing datasets to capture religious discrimination, fractionalization, and polarization.

The dataset was originally coded by Jo-Eystein Lindberg's for his study on the effect of religious cleavages on the intensity and duration of internal conflicts.

Technical Details

Current version:

Updated: 1 Jan 2008

Range: 1946 - 2004

Units: Conflict, Year

Coverage: Global

Formats: Stata

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