Hong Kong: Academic freedom

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 Hong Kong

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.227
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.767
 Min - Max 0.227 - 0.891
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 0.767 index points with a minimum of 0.227 index points in 2022 and a maximum of 0.891 index points in 1994. The latest value from 2022 is 0.227 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 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
Hong Kong - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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Hong Kong - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.


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 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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