North Dakota

Religious Liberty in the States Ranking

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37

with a total score of
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North Dakota

Religious Liberty in the States Ranking

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37

with a total score of
%
North Dakota

State Capitol,
Bismarck, ND

North Dakota joined the United States in 1889, and its founding constitution states, “The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference shall be forever guaranteed in this state.” Additionally, North Dakota is home to one of the oldest mosques in the United States, founded by Syrian Muslims in 1929. But what is North Dakota doing to safeguard religious liberty in 2022?

Safeguards

Religious Liberty in the States 2022 measures each state across 29 items that form six groups of safeguards. The list of potential safeguards were identified for their ability to protect the free exercise of religion, as shown by at least one of 50 states adopting a religious liberty protection in the named area. Safeguards were further narrowed to those that could be objectively measured based on a plain reading of state law.

For a more detailed view of how this state stacks up in 2022, select either of the drop-down arrows below for an expanded view of the multi-item safeguards.

Opportunity for Absentee Voting: Yes

Exemptions from Childhood Immunization Requirements: Yes

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: No

Employer Exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate: Yes

North Dakota

State Capitol,
Bismarck, ND

North Dakota joined the United States in 1889, and its founding constitution states, “The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference shall be forever guaranteed in this state.” Additionally, North Dakota is home to one of the oldest mosques in the United States, founded by Syrian Muslims in 1929. But what is North Dakota doing to safeguard religious liberty in 2022?

Safeguards

Religious Liberty in the States 2022 measures each state across 29 items that form six groups of safeguards. The list of potential safeguards were identified for their ability to protect the free exercise of religion, as shown by at least one of 50 states adopting a religious liberty protection in the named area. Safeguards were further narrowed to those that could be objectively measured based on a plain reading of state law.

For a more detailed view of how this state stacks up in 2022, select either of the drop-down arrows below for an expanded view of the multi-item safeguards.

Opportunity for Absentee Voting: Yes

Exemptions from Childhood Immunization Requirements: Yes

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: No

Employer Exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate: Yes