From the Press Release: "This report is a testament to the United States' historic role in preserving and advocating for religious freedom around the world. [...] This report demonstrates the hard work of American diplomats to protect American and universal values. I'm proud of my team in completing this report. The release of the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report is critical to our mission to defend religious liberty. It brings to light the state of religious freedom all over the world. It documents, across 200 countries and territories, reports of violations and abuses committed by governments, terrorist groups, and individuals so that we may work together to solve them."
U.S. Department of State: https://www.state.gov/