(measure: index points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Economic freedom, overall index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1995 to 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 78 index points with a minimum of 75 index points in 1998 and a maximum of 81 index points in 2006.
The latest value from 2020 is 77 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178
countries is 62 index points.
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Definition: The Overall index of economic freedom has ten components grouped into four broad categories: Rule of Law; Limited Government; Regulatory Efficiency and
Open Markets. The overall economic freedom is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 represents the maximum freedom.