The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom. The government did not demonstrate a trend toward either improvement or deterioration in respect for and protection of the right to religious freedom. Government actions continued to contribute to the generally free practice of religion.
There were only minor reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. Prominent social and religious leaders made concerted efforts to promote religious freedom and encourage interfaith dialogue.
The U.S. government discussed religious freedom with the government as part of its overall policy to promote human rights. The U.S. embassy in Abidjan engaged with local religious and civil society leaders regularly throughout the year to promote religious freedom and tolerance.