What does the world map show and why secular?

I don't know and guess visitors are the same. Why the world map and what do the red bits mean?

I don't like or understand the word secular

Well done for having the site and the effort required!

Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information

Secular States

The red bits show those nation states that are not secular. The government of those states is influenced by religion.

Wikipedia says this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secular_state

It's not totally clear cut. For example, the UK is by and large secular but it still retains some non-elected clergy in the Lords, who do in some cases have influence over matters.