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This article contains a list of freedom indices produced by several non-governmental organizations that publish and maintain assessments of the state of freedom in the world, according to their own various definitions of the term, and rank countries as being free, partly free, or using various measures of freedom, including civil liberties, political rights and economic rights. Some of the indices measure only some aspects of freedom, such as democracy or corruption.

Prominent indices[edit]

The indices and their origins:

  • Canada
    • The Economic Freedom of the World is a report published by Canada-based Fraser Institute in conjunction with the Economic Freedom Network, a group of independent research and educational institutes in 90 nations and territories worldwide. It is a numeric index, and its results are not currently included in the table below.
  • Canada, United States, Germany
    • The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom.[1] The index presents a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraint. It uses 79 distinct indicators of personal and economic freedom. The index covers the following areas: Rule of Law, Security and Safety, Movement, Religion, Association, Assembly, Civil Society, Expression, Relationships, Size of Government, Legal System and Property Rights, Access to Sound Money, Freedom to Trade Internationally, and Regulation of Credit, Labor, and Business. The Human Freedom Index was created in 2015, covering 152 countries for years 2008–2012. The Human Freedom Index 2016 was published in November 2016, covering 159 countries for years 2008–2015. The report is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Co-authors of the report are Ian Vásquez and Tanja Porčnik.
    • The Index of Freedom in the World was a predecessor to the Human Freedom Index. It measured classical civil liberties and was published in 2013 by Canada's Fraser Institute, Germany's Liberales Institute, and the U.S. Cato Institute.[2] It is not currently included in the table below.
  • France
    • World Press Freedom Index, is published each year since 2002 (except that 2011 was combined with 2012) by France-based Reporters Without Borders. Countries are assessed as having a good situation, a satisfactory situation, noticeable problems, a difficult situation, or a very serious situation.[3]
  • Spain
    • The World Index of Moral Freedom was first published on 2 April 2016, by the Foundation for the Advancement of Liberty, based in Madrid, Spain. This index ranks 160 countries by five categories of indicators: religious freedom, bioethical freedom, drugs freedom, sexuality freedom and family and gender freedom. The index aims at establishing the degree of individual freedom or state control on decisions pertaining to the great moral debates of our time.[4]
  • Sweden
    • MaxRange, developed by Max Rånge, and maintained by Mikael Sandberg and Max Rånge, political scientists at Halmstad University, Sweden, is a data set defining a country's level of democracy and institutional structure (regime-type) on a 1000-point graded scale. Values are sorted based on level of democracy and political accountability. MaxRange defines the value corresponding to all states every month from 1789 to the present.[5]
    • V-Dem Democracy indices by V-Dem Institute at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden is an approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. It provides a multidimensional and disaggregated dataset that reflects the complexity of the concept of democracy as a system of rule that goes beyond the simple presence of elections. The V-Dem project distinguishes between five high-level principles of democracy: electoral, liberal, participatory, deliberative, and egalitarian, and collects data to measure these principles. With six principal investigators (PIs), seventeen project managers (PMs) with special responsibility for issue areas, more than thirty regional managers (RMs), 170 country coordinators (CCs), research assistants, and 3,000 country experts (CEs), the V-Dem project is one of the largest social science data collection projects focusing on research.[6]
    • International IDEAs "Global State of Democracy Report" provides democratic performance of 168 to 170 countries.. "The GSoD Indices are based on 116 individual indicators devised by various scholars and organizations using different types of sources: expert surveys, standards-based coding by research groups and analysts, observational data and composite measures. The Varieties of Democracy project is the largest contributor of indicators to the Global State of Democracies Indices.[7]
  • Switzerland
    • Global Corruption Index, rates and ranks countries by a metric that measures the risk of corruption in the country by using 43 variables. It covers 196 countries and territories and is published by the Swiss-based company, Global Risk Profile.[8]
  • UK
    • The Economist Democracy Index, published by the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit, is an assessment of countries' democracy. Countries are rated as full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes, or authoritarian regimes. The index is based on 60 indicators grouped in five different categories measuring pluralism, civil liberties, and political culture.[9]
  • US

Annual assessments[edit]

Here is a table of the assessments by four indices, for most countries of the world. For exact rankings rather than assessments, refer to the individual index articles.

Index Scale
Freedom in the World 1 free 3 partly free 5 not free
Index of Economic Freedom 1 free 2 mostly free 3 moderately free 4 mostly unfree 5 repressed
World Press Freedom Index 1 good 2 satisfactory 3 problematic 4 difficult 5 very serious
The Economist Democracy Index 1 full democracy 2 flawed democracy 3 hybrid regime 4 5 authoritarian regime


List by country[edit]

Country Freedom in the World 2023[13] Score Index of Economic Freedom 2023[14] Score Press Freedom Index 2023[3] Score Democracy Index 2023[9] Score
 Norway 1 free 100 2 mostly free 76.9 1 good 95.18 1 full democracy 9.81
 Ireland 1 free 97 1 free 82 1 good 89.91 1 full democracy 9.05
 Sweden 1 free 100 2 mostly free 77.5 1 good 88.15 1 full democracy 9.26
 Finland 1 free 100 2 mostly free 77.1 1 good 87.94 1 full democracy 9.2
 Denmark 1 free 97 2 mostly free 77.6 1 good 89.48 1 full democracy 9.15
  Switzerland 1 free 96 1 free 83.8 2 satisfactory 84.4 1 full democracy 8.83
 New Zealand 1 free 99 2 mostly free 78.9 2 satisfactory 84.23 1 full democracy 9.25
 Netherlands 1 free 97 2 mostly free 78 1 good 87 1 full democracy 8.96
 Luxembourg 1 free 97 2 mostly free 78.4 2 satisfactory 81.98 1 full democracy 8.68
 Estonia 1 free 94 2 mostly free 78.6 1 good 85.31 2 flawed democracy 7.84
 Canada 1 free 98 2 mostly free 73.7 2 satisfactory 83.53 1 full democracy 9.24
 Taiwan 1 free 94 1 free 80.7 2 satisfactory 75.54 1 full democracy 8.94
 Iceland 1 free 94 2 mostly free 72.2 2 satisfactory 83.19 1 full democracy 9.37
 Germany 1 free 94 2 mostly free 73.7 2 satisfactory 81.91 1 full democracy 8.67
 Portugal 1 free 96 3 moderately free 69.5 2 satisfactory 84.6 2 flawed democracy 7.9
 Australia 1 free 95 2 mostly free 74.8 2 satisfactory 78.24 1 full democracy 8.96
 Czech Republic 1 free 92 2 mostly free 71.9 2 satisfactory 83.58 2 flawed democracy 7.67
 Lithuania 1 free 89 2 mostly free 72.2 1 good 86.79 2 flawed democracy 7.13
 Latvia 1 free 88 2 mostly free 72.8 2 satisfactory 83.27 2 flawed democracy 7.24
 United Kingdom 1 free 93 3 moderately free 69.9 2 satisfactory 78.51 1 full democracy 8.54
 Austria 1 free 93 2 mostly free 71.1 2 satisfactory 77.3 1 full democracy 8.16
 Slovakia 1 free 90 3 moderately free 69 2 satisfactory 83.22 2 flawed democracy 6.97
 Belgium 1 free 96 3 moderately free 67.1 2 satisfactory 76.47 2 flawed democracy 7.51
 Costa Rica 1 free 91 3 moderately free 66.5 2 satisfactory 80.2 1 full democracy 8.16
 Uruguay 1 free 96 2 mostly free 70.2 2 satisfactory 70.33 1 full democracy 8.61
 Slovenia 1 free 95 3 moderately free 68.5 2 satisfactory 70.59 2 flawed democracy 7.54
 Cyprus 1 free 92 2 mostly free 72.3 3 problematic 68.62 2 flawed democracy 7.56
 France 1 free 89 3 moderately free 63.6 2 satisfactory 78.72 2 flawed democracy 7.99
 Spain 1 free 90 3 moderately free 65 2 satisfactory 75.37 2full democracy 8.12
 Japan 1 free 96 3 moderately free 69.3 3 problematic 63.95 1 full democracy 8.13
 South Korea 1 free 83 2 mostly free 73.7 2 satisfactory 70.83 1 full democracy 8.01
 Cabo Verde 1 free 92 3 moderately free 65.8 2 satisfactory 75.72 n/a
 Chile 1 free 94 2 mostly free 71.1 3 problematic 60.09 1 full democracy 8.28
 Samoa 1 free 83 3 moderately free 68.3 2 satisfactory 82.15 n/a
 United States 1 free 83 2 mostly free 70.6 2 satisfactory 71.22 2 flawed democracy 7.92
 Italy 1 free 90 3 moderately free 62.3 2 satisfactory 72.05 2 flawed democracy 7.74
 Jamaica 1 free 80 3 moderately free 68.1 2 satisfactory 75.89 2 flawed democracy 7.13
 Mauritius 1 free 85 2 mostly free 70.6 3 problematic 65.56 1 full democracy 8.14
 Croatia 1 free 84 3 moderately free 66.4 2 satisfactory 71.95 2 flawed democracy 6.5
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 free 82 4 mostly unfree 59.5 2 satisfactory 76.54 2 flawed democracy 7.16
 Malta 1 free 89 3 moderately free 67.5 3 problematic 59.76 2 flawed democracy 7.68
 Poland 1 free 81 3 moderately free 67.7 3 problematic 67.66 2 flawed democracy 6.85
 Romania 1 free 83 3 moderately free 64.5 3 problematic 69.04 2 flawed democracy 6.4
 Namibia 1 free 77 4 mostly unfree 57.7 2 satisfactory 80.91 2 flawed democracy 6.52
 South Africa 1 free 79 4 mostly unfree 55.7 2 satisfactory 78.6 2 flawed democracy 7.05
 Bulgaria 1 free 79 3 moderately free 69.3 3 problematic 62.98 2 flawed democracy 6.71
 Panama 1 free 83 3 moderately free 63.8 3 problematic 63.67 2 flawed democracy 7.18
 Belize 1 free 87 4 mostly unfree 59.8 2 satisfactory 70.49 n/a
 Argentina 1 free 85 4 mostly unfree 51 2 satisfactory 73.36 2 flawed democracy 6.95
 Seychelles 1 free 79 4 mostly unfree 59.5 2 satisfactory 75.71 n/a
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 free 91 3 moderately free 63.5 3 problematic 58.36 n/a
 Tonga 1 free 81 3 moderately free 60 2 satisfactory 71.29 n/a
 North Macedonia 3 partly free 68 3 moderately free 63.7 2 satisfactory 74.35 3 hybrid regime 5.89
 Mongolia 1 free 84 3 moderately free 61.7 3 problematic 59.33 2 flawed democracy 6.48
 Israel 1 free 77 3 moderately free 68.9 3 problematic 57.57 2 flawed democracy 7.84
 Dominica 1 free 93 4 mostly unfree 59.7 3 problematic 58.36 n/a
 Saint Lucia 1 free 92 3 moderately free 60.7 3 problematic 58.36 n/a
 Timor-Leste 1 free 72 5 repressed 47.2 2 satisfactory 84.49 2 flawed democracy 7.06
 Ghana 1 free 80 4 mostly unfree 58 3 problematic 65.93 2 flawed democracy 6.5
 Botswana 1 free 72 3 moderately free 64.9 3 problematic 64.61 2 flawed democracy 7.62
 Dominican Republic 3 partly free 68 3 moderately free 62.6 2 satisfactory 71.88 2 flawed democracy 6.32
 Montenegro 3 partly free 67 3 moderately free 60.9 2 satisfactory 74.28 3 hybrid regime 5.77
 Greece 1 free 86 4 mostly unfree 56.9 3 problematic 55.2 2 flawed democracy 7.39
 Moldova 3 partly free 62 4 mostly unfree 58.5 2 satisfactory 77.62 3 hybrid regime 5.78
 Guyana 1 free 73 4 mostly unfree 56.9 3 problematic 67.5 2 flawed democracy 6.01
 Suriname 1 free 79 5 repressed 46.1 2 satisfactory 70.62 2 flawed democracy 6.82
 Hungary 3 partly free 66 3 moderately free 64.1 3 problematic 62.96 2 flawed democracy 6.56
 Albania 3 partly free 67 3 moderately free 65.3 3 problematic 57.86 2 flawed democracy 6.08
 Peru 1 free 70 3 moderately free 66.5 4 difficult 52.74 2 flawed democracy 6.53
 Armenia 3 partly free 54 3 moderately free 65.1 2 satisfactory 70.61 3 hybrid regime 5.35
 Georgia 3 partly free 58 3 moderately free 68.7 3 problematic 61.69 3 hybrid regime 5.31
 Ecuador 1 free 70 4 mostly unfree 55 3 problematic 60.51 2 flawed democracy 6.13
 Brazil 1 free 72 4 mostly unfree 53.5 3 problematic 58.67 2 flawed democracy 6.92
 Malaysia 3 partly free 53 3 moderately free 67.3 3 problematic 62.83 2 flawed democracy 7.25
 Kosovo 3 partly free 60 3 moderately free 60.7 3 problematic 68.38 n/a
 Serbia 3 partly free 60 3 moderately free 63.5 3 problematic 59.16 2 flawed democracy 6.22
 Lesotho 3 partly free 66 4 mostly unfree 51.6 3 problematic 64.29 2 flawed democracy 6.3
 Paraguay 3 partly free 65 3 moderately free 61 3 problematic 55.96 2 flawed democracy 6.18
 Senegal 3 partly free 68 4 mostly unfree 57.7 3 problematic 55.82 3 hybrid regime 5.67
 Papua New Guinea 3 partly free 61 4 mostly unfree 51.7 3 problematic 67.62 2 flawed democracy 6.1
 Colombia 1 free 70 3 moderately free 63.1 4 difficult 45.23 2 flawed democracy 7.04
 Bhutan 3 partly free 61 4 mostly unfree 59 3 problematic 59.25 3 hybrid regime 5.71
 Malawi 3 partly free 66 4 mostly unfree 52.8 3 problematic 60.34 3 hybrid regime 5.74
 Singapore 3 partly free 47 1 free 83.9 4 difficult 47.88 2 flawed democracy 6.03
 Indonesia 3 partly free 58 3 moderately free 63.5 4 difficult 54.83 2 flawed democracy 6.3
 Côte d'Ivoire 3 partly free 49 3 moderately free 60.4 3 problematic 68.83 3 hybrid regime 4.11
 Madagascar 3 partly free 61 4 mostly unfree 58.9 3 problematic 56.66 3 hybrid regime 5.7
 Fiji 3 partly free 59 4 mostly unfree 58 3 problematic 59.27 3 hybrid regime 5.72
 The Gambia 3 partly free 48 4 mostly unfree 57.9 2 satisfactory 71.06 3 hybrid regime 4.49
 Sierra Leone 3 partly free 63 4 mostly unfree 50.2 3 problematic 62.55 3 hybrid regime 4.86
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 partly free 52 3 moderately free 62.9 3 problematic 65.43 n/a
 Liberia 3 partly free 60 5 repressed 49.6 3 problematic 64.34 3 hybrid regime 5.32
 Mexico 3 partly free 60 3 moderately free 63.2 4 difficult 47.98 3flawed democracy 6.07
 Benin 3 partly free 59 4 mostly unfree 59.8 4 difficult 52.44 3 hybrid regime 4.58
 Niger 3 partly free 51 4 mostly unfree 53.7 3 problematic 66.84 5 authoritarian regime 3.29
 Liechtenstein 1 free 90 n/a 2 satisfactory 84.47 n/a
   Nepal 3 partly free 58 4 mostly unfree 51.4 3 problematic 57.89 3 hybrid regime 5.22
 Philippines 3 partly free 58 4 mostly unfree 59.3 4 difficult 46.21 2 flawed democracy 6.56
 El Salvador 3 partly free 56 4 mostly unfree 56 4 difficult 51.36 3 hybrid regime 5.9
 Andorra 1 free 93 n/a 2 satisfactory 75.05 n/a
 Zambia 3 partly free 54 5 repressed 47.8 3 problematic 59.41 3 hybrid regime 4.86
 Tunisia 3 partly free 56 4 mostly unfree 52.9 4 difficult 50.11 2 flawed democracy 6.59
 Bolivia 3 partly free 66 5 repressed 43.4 4 difficult 51.09 3 hybrid regime 5.08
 Guatemala 3 partly free 49 3 moderately free 62.7 4 difficult 48.12 3 hybrid regime 4.97
 Barbados 1 free 94 3 moderately free 69.8 n/a n/a
 Togo 3 partly free 42 4 mostly unfree 55.3 3 problematic 63.06 5 authoritarian regime 2.8
 India 3 partly free 66 4 mostly unfree 52.9 5 very serious 36.62 2 flawed democracy 6.61
 Comoros 3 partly free 42 4 mostly unfree 53.5 3 problematic 62.25 5 authoritarian regime 3.09
 Kenya 3 partly free 52 4 mostly unfree 52.5 4 difficult 51.15 3 hybrid regime 5.05
 Sri Lanka 3 partly free 54 4 mostly unfree 52.2 4 difficult 45.85 2 flawed democracy 6.14
 Burkina Faso 5 not free 30 4 mostly unfree 56.2 3 problematic 67.64 5 authoritarian regime 3.73
 Mozambique 3 partly free 45 4 mostly unfree 52.5 3 problematic 56.13 5 authoritarian regime 3.51
 Mauritania 3 partly free 36 4 mostly unfree 55.3 3 problematic 59.45 5 authoritarian regime 3.92
 Federated States of Micronesia 1 free 92 3 moderately free 62.6 n/a n/a
 The Bahamas 1 free 91 3 moderately free 62.6 n/a n/a
 Qatar 5 not free 25 3 moderately free 68.6 3 problematic 55.28 5 authoritarian regime 3.24
 Thailand 5 not free 30 3 moderately free 60.6 3 problematic 55.24 2 flawed democracy 6.04
 Guinea-Bissau 3 partly free 43 5 repressed 44.6 3 problematic 61.57 5 authoritarian regime 2.63
 Nigeria 3 partly free 43 4 mostly unfree 53.9 4 difficult 49.56 3 hybrid regime 4.1
 Kiribati 1 free 91 4 mostly unfree 58.8 n/a n/a
 Grenada 1 free 89 n/a 3 problematic 58.36 n/a
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 free 89 n/a 3 problematic 58.36 n/a
 Guinea 5 not free 30 4 mostly unfree 53.2 3 problematic 59.51 5 authoritarian regime 3.08
 São Tomé and Príncipe 1 free 84 3 moderately free 61.5 n/a n/a
 Tanzania 3 partly free 36 3 moderately free 60 4 difficult 44.02 3 hybrid regime 5.1
 Honduras 3 partly free 48 4 mostly unfree 58.7 5 very serious 32.65 3 hybrid regime 5.36
 Maldives 3 partly free 41 5 repressed 46.6 3 problematic 56.93 n/a
 Morocco 3 partly free 37 4 mostly unfree 58.4 4 difficult 43.69 3 hybrid regime 5.04
 Vanuatu 1 free 82 3 moderately free 62.1 n/a n/a
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 free 85 n/a 3 problematic 58.36 n/a
 Lebanon 3 partly free 43 5 repressed 45.6 4 difficult 50.46 3 hybrid regime 4.16
 Haiti 5 not free 31 5 repressed 49.9 3 problematic 57.38 3 hybrid regime 4.22
 Mali 5 not free 29 4 mostly unfree 54.5 4 difficult 52.29 5 authoritarian regime 3.93
 Jordan 5 not free 33 4 mostly unfree 58.8 4 difficult 42.79 5 authoritarian regime 3.62
 Brunei 5 not free 28 3 moderately free 65.7 4 difficult 44.2 n/a
 Gabon 5 not free 20 4 mostly unfree 56.1 3 problematic 58.12 5 authoritarian regime 3.54
 Uganda 5 not free 35 4 mostly unfree 51.4 4 difficult 46.08 3 hybrid regime 4.94
 Kyrgyzstan 5 not free 27 4 mostly unfree 55.8 4 difficult 49.91 3 hybrid regime 4.21
 Kuwait 3 partly free 37 4 mostly unfree 56.7 5 very serious 38.84 5 authoritarian regime 3.8
 Bangladesh 3 partly free 40 4 mostly unfree 54.4 5 very serious 35.31 3 hybrid regime 5.99
 United Arab Emirates 5 not free 18 2 mostly free 70.9 4 difficult 42.99 5 authoritarian regime 2.7
 Kazakhstan 5 not free 23 3 moderately free 62.1 4 difficult 45.87 5 authoritarian regime 3.14
 Angola 5 not free 28 4 mostly unfree 53 4 difficult 48.3 5 authoritarian regime 3.66
 Solomon Islands 1 free 76 4 mostly unfree 56.9 n/a n/a
 Pakistan 3 partly free 37 5 repressed 49.4 5 very serious 39.95 3 hybrid regime 4.31
 Republic of the Congo 5 not free 17 5 repressed 48.1 3 problematic 60.42 5 authoritarian regime 3.11
 Eswatini 5 not free 17 4 mostly unfree 54.9 4 difficult 52.66 5 authoritarian regime 3.08
 Turkey 5 not free 32 4 mostly unfree 56.9 5 very serious 33.97 3 hybrid regime 4.48
 Cambodia 5 not free 24 4 mostly unfree 56.5 4 difficult 42.02 5 authoritarian regime 3.1
 Rwanda 5 not free 23 4 mostly unfree 52.2 4 difficult 46.58 5 authoritarian regime 3.1
 Algeria 5 not free 32 5 repressed 43.2 4 difficult 45.74 5 authoritarian regime 3.77
 Oman 5 not free 24 4 mostly unfree 58.5 5 very serious 37.87 5 authoritarian regime 3
 Chad 5 not free 15 4 mostly unfree 52 4 difficult 53.73 5 authoritarian regime 1.55
 Ethiopia 5 not free 21 5 repressed 48.3 4 difficult 47.7 5 authoritarian regime 3.38
 Djibouti 5 not free 24 4 mostly unfree 56.1 5 very serious 35.87 5 authoritarian regime 2.71
 Zimbabwe 5 not free 28 5 repressed 39 4 difficult 48.17 5 authoritarian regime 3.16
 Ukraine 3 partly free 50 n/a 3 problematic 61.19 3 hybrid regime 5.81
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5 not free 19 5 repressed 47.9 4 difficult 48.55 5 authoritarian regime 1.13
 Uzbekistan 5 not free 12 4 mostly unfree 56.5 4 difficult 45.73 5 authoritarian regime 2.12
 Cameroon 5 not free 15 4 mostly unfree 51.9 4 difficult 45.58 5 authoritarian regime 2.77
 Nicaragua 5 not free 19 4 mostly unfree 54.9 5 very serious 37.09 5 authoritarian regime 3.6
 Azerbaijan 5 not free 9 3 moderately free 61.4 5 very serious 39.93 5 authoritarian regime 2.68
 Burundi 5 not free 14 5 repressed 41.9 4 difficult 52.14 5 authoritarian regime 2.14
 Central African Republic 5 not free 7 5 repressed 43.8 3 problematic 57.56 5 authoritarian regime 1.32
 Vietnam 5 not free 19 3 moderately free 61.8 5 very serious 24.58 5 authoritarian regime 2.94
 Russia 5 not free 16 4 mostly unfree 53.8 5 very serious 34.77 5 authoritarian regime 3.31
 Bahrain 5 not free 12 3 moderately free 62.5 5 very serious 30.59 5 authoritarian regime 2.49
 Equatorial Guinea 5 not free 5 5 repressed 48.3 4 difficult 50.35 5 authoritarian regime 1.92
 Egypt 5 not free 18 5 repressed 49.6 5 very serious 33.37 5 authoritarian regime 2.93
 Laos 5 not free 13 4 mostly unfree 50.3 5 very serious 36.66 5 authoritarian regime 1.77
 Saudi Arabia 5 not free 8 4 mostly unfree 58.3 5 very serious 32.43 5 authoritarian regime 2.08
 Belarus 5 not free 8 4 mostly unfree 51 5 very serious 37.17 5 authoritarian regime 2.59
 Tajikistan 5 not free 7 4 mostly unfree 50.6 5 very serious 39.06 5 authoritarian regime 1.94
 San Marino 1 free 97 n/a n/a n/a
 Marshall Islands 1 free 93 n/a n/a n/a
 Tuvalu 1 free 93 n/a n/a n/a
 Hong Kong 3 partly free 42 n/a 4 difficult 44.86 3 hybrid regime 5.57
 Palau 1 free 92 n/a n/a n/a
 Burma 5 not free 9 5 repressed 46.5 5 very serious 28.26 5 authoritarian regime 3.04
 Sudan 5 not free 10 5 repressed 32.8 4 difficult 40.83 5 authoritarian regime 2.54
 Monaco 1 free 84 n/a n/a n/a
 China 5 not free 9 5 repressed 48.3 5 very serious 22.97 5 authoritarian regime 2.27
 Iran 5 not free 12 5 repressed 42.2 5 very serious 24.81 5 authoritarian regime 2.2
 Venezuela 5 not free 15 5 repressed 25.8 5 very serious 36.99 5 authoritarian regime 2.76
 Nauru 1 free 77 n/a n/a n/a
 Turkmenistan 5 not free 2 5 repressed 46.5 5 very serious 25.82 5 authoritarian regime 1.72
 Eritrea 5 not free 3 5 repressed 39.5 5 very serious 27.86 5 authoritarian regime 2.15
 Cuba 5 not free 12 5 repressed 24.3 5 very serious 29 5 authoritarian regime 2.84
 Iraq 5 not free 29 n/a 5 very serious 32.94 5 authoritarian regime 3.62
 Somalia 5 not free 8 n/a 4 difficult 44.24 n/a
 Libya 5 not free 10 n/a 4 difficult 40.22 5 authoritarian regime 1.95
 South Sudan 5 not free 1 n/a 4 difficult 50.62 n/a
 Afghanistan 5 not free 8 n/a 5 very serious 39.75 5 authoritarian regime 2.85
 Yemen 5 not free 9 n/a 5 very serious 32.78 5 authoritarian regime 1.95
 Palestine n/a n/a 5 very serious 37.86 5 authoritarian regime 3.83
 Syria 5 not free 1 n/a 5 very serious 27.22 5 authoritarian regime 1.43
 North Korea 5 not free 3 5 repressed 2.9 5 very serious 21.72 5 authoritarian regime 1.08

Disputed territories[edit]

Country Freedom in the World 2023[13] Score Press Freedom Index 2023[3] Score
 Northern Cyprus 1 free 76 3 problematic 61.73
 West Bank 5 not free 22 5 very serious 37.86
 Gaza Strip 5 not free 11 5 very serious 37.86
 Western Sahara 5 not free 4 4 difficult 43.69
 Somaliland 3 partly free 44 n/a
 Abkhazia 3 partly free 39 n/a
 Azad Kashmir 5 not free 29 n/a
 Jammu and Kashmir 5 not free 27 n/a
 Transnistria 5 not free 18 n/a
 South Ossetia 5 not free 12 n/a
 Crimea 5 not free 4 n/a
 Tibet 5 not free 1 n/a

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ Craggs, Ryan (January 14, 2013). "World Freedom Index 2013: Canadian Fraser Institute Ranks Countries". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on October 19, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
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  6. ^ "Democracy Report 2022: Autocratization Changing Nature?" (PDF), V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg
  7. ^ "International IDEA". International IDEA. Dec 23, 2022. Retrieved Jan 2, 2023.
  8. ^ "Global Corruption Index | Global Corruption & ESG Indexes". Retrieved 2022-07-08.
  9. ^ a b "Democracy Index 2021: the China challenge". Economist Intelligence Unit. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  10. ^ "CIRI Human Rights Data Project". humanrightsdat.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  11. ^ Michael Kirk (December 10, 2010). "Annual International Human Rights Ratings Announced". University of Connecticut. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "Human Rights in 2011: The CIRI Report". CIRI Human Rights Data Project. August 29, 2013. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c "Countries and Territories", Freedom in the World, retrieved 2022-08-19
  14. ^ a b Heritage Foundation (2021). "Country Rankings". 2021 Index of Economic Freedom. Archived from the original on 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  15. ^ "Polity IV Project". Table footnote. Archived from the original on 4 May 2020. Retrieved 11 Jan 2020.

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