Religious discrimination is valuing or treating a person or group differently because of what they do or do not believe. While some authorities nowadays tend to stress that religion is something personal, others still practice religious discrimination. Many countries have one formal state religion. Practitioners of faiths other than the formal state religion sometimes face discriminatory rules and practices. The US state department yearly publishes an International Religious Freedom report. It includes individual country chapters on the status of religious freedom and incidents of religious discrimination worldwide.