Are people better off under Sharia Law?
There are 25 countries with some degree of Sharia Law imposed. 18 of these have Sharia Law imposed at the State level, 3 at the regional level, and 3 at the family law level. I could not include Somalia (regional level) due to a lack of data, leaving a total of 24 Sharia Law countries to work with.
For comparison, I have taken the 24 most irreligious countries in terms of percentage of population, based on Gallop data. Hong Kong is included as part of China in the Gallop data, so technically it could mean 25 countries are included.
The question essentially is the following: Rate your life today on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the worst possible life and 10 being the best possible life.
With these national averages, I have then grouped them and provided an overall average score for each group.
Source is Gallop Worldview using the data on the question ‘Life today’.
Countries in picture are sorted first by degree of implementation of sharia law (i.e. State > Regional), then by irreligion or muslim percentage.
If I’ve made any mistakes in my data please inform me.