South Korea: Political rights

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 South Korea

Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong)

 Latest value 2
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1972 - 2024
 Average 3
 Min - Max 1 - 5
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1972 to 2024. The average value for South Korea during that period was 3 points with a minimum of 1 points in 2004 and a maximum of 5 points in 1972. The latest value from 2024 is 2 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 194 countries is 4 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
South Korea - Political rights - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Korea - Political rights - historical chart - 1972-2024




Definition: The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).

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 Government effectiveness 1.35 2022 points
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 Political stability 0.56 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 63 2022 points
 Political rights 2 2024 points
 Civil liberties 2 2024 points
 Competitiveness 79.60 2019 points
 Cost of starting a business 14.60 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 19.83 2015 percent
 Informal economy, MIMIC method 26.00 2020 percent
 Informal economy, DGE method 22.50 2020 percent
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