Ireland: Academic freedom

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 Ireland

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.909
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.896
 Min - Max 0.843 - 0.932
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Ireland during that period was 0.896 index points with a minimum of 0.843 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.932 index points in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 0.909 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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Ireland - Academic freedom - recent values

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Ireland - 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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 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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