We are trying to understand how religion is relevant to politics and political debates and questions. It is important because in some contexts it allows us to know how people will politically behave. Having access to the facts of religion allows us to know how someone would vote, for example, allowing us to predict voting results. The major reasons people receive hate crimes is due to race and ethnicity and then religion, then sexual orientation, etc. (2014 to 2015) The negative feelings you have towards groups is what creates hate crimes and these negative feelings are proven to exist within the charts provided on the slides. Constitutional law: most states have this constitutional law which is seen as the laws of the land. National legislation: the legislation passed by the parliament and very few states do not have legislative assemblies. Laws generated by religious communities: these are laws for the people in that community.