The constitution states no law may be passed to establish a state religion or impair the free exercise of religion. The government may provide assistance to religiously affiliated schools for nonreligious purposes. Observers stated Kosrae State government leaders expressed differing opinions regarding tolerance and respect for smaller religious groups. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Kosrae State did not report any threats to individuals or incidents of vandalism unlike in previous years, but members stated they believed this was due to a decrease in their numbers residing there.
Some Christians continued to advocate amending the constitution to prohibit the presence of non-Christian religious groups. The Inter-Denominational Council in Pohnpei continued to address social problems and promote official cooperation among most Christian groups. Ahmadi Muslims reported instances of harassment on social media platforms.
U.S. embassy officers discussed religious freedom and tolerance with national and state governments. Embassy officers also had discussions with religious leaders and organized events at public and private secondary schools to promote religious inclusion and religious tolerance.