Religious tolerance

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This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine, Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

Religious tolerance reflects your country's acceptance or lack thereof of certain religions. If you tolerate a religion, its adherents in your provinces will be less likely to revolt and countries of that faith will view your stance favorably. Conversely, believers of religions you do not tolerate will be more likely to revolt and countries of those faiths will view your government less favorably.

Tolerance can also affect your population growth.

Changing Your Tolerance Level

There are many ways of changing your Religious Tolerance level or Heathens and/or Heretics such as changing your government to a republic or having 100% Legitimacy. Here is a list of all known ways:

National Ideas

Name Effect
Ecumenism +4 tolerance of heretics
Humanist Tolerance +2 tolerance of heathens

(Requires government technology 7)

Liberté, égalité, fraternité +3 tolerance of heathens

+3 tolerance of heretics
(Requires production technology 53)

Religious Decisions

Name Religion Effect
Pass Declaration of Indulgence Act Catholic & Orthodox +1 tolerance towards heretics
Pass Conventicle Act Catholic -1 tolerance towards heretics
Pass Test Act Protestant -1 tolerance towards heretics
Promote Neo-Confucianism Eastern +1 tolerance towards heretics
Anti-Muslim edict Eastern -1 tolerance towards heretics
Accept Religious Sects Eastern +1 tolerance towards heretics

Country Specific

Name Nation Effect
Establish Spanish Inquisition Spain -1 tolerance towards heretics & heathens
Enact Ottoman Tolerance Ottomans +3 tolerance towards heretics & heathens
Enact Edict de Nantes France +2 tolerance towards heretics, -2 tolerance towards the true faith