Singapore: Freedom of expression

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 Singapore

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.438
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.405
 Min - Max 0.355 - 0.556
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Singapore from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Singapore during that period was 0.405 index points with a minimum of 0.355 index points in 1965 and a maximum of 0.556 index points in 1963. The latest value from 2022 is 0.438 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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Singapore - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Singapore - 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 0.425 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.339 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.121 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.356 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.361 2022 index points
 Government accountability 0.338 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.438 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.007 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.802 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.513 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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