Sweden: Academic freedom

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 Sweden

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.945
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.951
 Min - Max 0.945 - 0.958
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Sweden from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Sweden during that period was 0.951 index points with a minimum of 0.945 index points in 2022 and a maximum of 0.958 index points in 1975. The latest value from 2022 is 0.945 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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Recent values chart
Sweden - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sweden - 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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