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National Values Survey: Sri Lanka 2011

07/11/2012

Sri  Lanka is a multi-­ethnic, multi-­religious society with four major religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and   Roman Catholicism. As the country emerges from decades of war, new ethno-­religious dynamics are emerging which have implications for peace and coexistence between communities. This survey is meant to help uncover some of those dynamics. Within this complex and evolving ethno-­religious landscape, The Asia Foundation conducted the National Values in Sri Lanka Survey in late 2011 to gain a more grounded understanding of people's perceptions of religious beliefs and practices, influence of religious leaders, inter-­religious relations, and tolerance for religious expression.

 

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