Switzerland: Freedom of expression

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Switzerland

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.987
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.967
 Min - Max 0.940 - 0.987
 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 0.967 index points with a minimum of 0.94 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.987 index points in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 0.987 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.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Switzerland - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Switzerland - 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 0.898 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.851 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.801 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.863 2022 index points
 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
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK