Germany: Freedom of expression

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 Germany

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.953
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.970
 Min - Max 0.920 - 0.984
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Germany during that period was 0.97 index points with a minimum of 0.92 index points in 1962 and a maximum of 0.984 index points in 1990. The latest value from 2022 is 0.953 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
Germany - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Germany - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1960-2022




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

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 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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