South Korea: Liberal democracy index

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 South Korea

Liberal democracy index

 Latest value 0.732
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.440
 Min - Max 0.103 - 0.805
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2022. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.44 index points with a minimum of 0.103 index points in 1973 and a maximum of 0.805 index points in 2017. The latest value from 2022 is 0.732 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.389 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Korea - Liberal democracy index  - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the protection of individual rights and freedoms within a political system.

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 Electoral democracy index 0.812 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.732 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.539 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.682 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.698 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.478 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.889 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.129 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.882 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.866 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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