Switzerland: Academic freedom

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Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.903
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.890
 Min - Max 0.861 - 0.914
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 0.89 index points with a minimum of 0.861 index points in 1970 and a maximum of 0.914 index points in 2010. The latest value from 2022 is 0.903 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
Switzerland - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Switzerland - 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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 Egalitarian democracy index 0.834 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.832 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.987 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.020 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.940 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.903 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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