Canada: Freedom of expression

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 Canada

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.955
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.943
 Min - Max 0.917 - 0.968
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 0.943 index points with a minimum of 0.917 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.968 index points in 2019. The latest value from 2022 is 0.955 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.630 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Canada - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Canada - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the government respect for press and media freedom, political discussion, and academic and cultural expression.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Electoral democracy index 0.847 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.739 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.600 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.715 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.669 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.503 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.955 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.036 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.885 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.890 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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