Saudi Arabia: Freedom of expression

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 Saudi Arabia

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.117
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.117
 Min - Max 0.103 - 0.136
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 0.117 index points with a minimum of 0.103 index points in 1975 and a maximum of 0.136 index points in 2012. The latest value from 2022 is 0.117 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
Saudi Arabia - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Saudi Arabia - 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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 Electoral democracy index 0.016 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.043 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.026 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.060 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.109 2022 index points
 Government accountability -1.242 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.117 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.348 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.293 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.062 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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