World Watch List 2023

The World Watch List is Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution. 

Explore the profiles for each country to find in-depth information about their situation, believers' stories, and specific prayer requests.

*This is an interactive map. Hover over the countries and view country profiles.*
*You may also click on "Ranking" on the side bar to view countries. Click on each country to view profiles.*

☰ Ranking

  • Leader
  • No. of Christians
  • Main Religion
  • Government
Persecution Level
  • Violence
  • Private Life
  • Family Life
  • Community Life
  • National Life
  • Church Life
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Persecution Source
Main Religion