- The "Public Arena" of public places, government, and the workplace. The report said, "This past year has seen high-profile attacks on religious liberty in the public arena as people of faith have been fired, refused employment, or fined for privately praying in the sight of others, for wearing religious attire, and for speaking out about their religious beliefs."
- The "Schoolhouse" of education, from K–12 through higher academia. Included: "These cases primarily involve school officials prohibiting students or teachers from sharing their faith or exercising their religious free speech rights. Many of these cases arise because of the misinformation that secularist organizations send annually to school officials, threatening lawsuits unless the school officials stamp out all religious expression within the school."
- "Churches and Ministries," in which one might expect hostility to be the least. Said the report, "Not only did the government, for the first time, argue that it may regulate churches and determine qualifications for pastors, but the past ten years have seen an explosion in cases involving local governments discriminating against churches, particularly in the local governments' use of zoning laws and granting of permits."
- The "Military," which includes our service members, veterans, and their memorials. Cases cited include a Navy chaplain investigated for religious counseling and an Air Force master sergeant punished for Christian beliefs.