For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 2007 to 2019. The average value for the USA during that period was 3.83 index points with a minimum of 1.7 index points in 2007 and a maximum of 5.8 index points in 2018.
The latest value from 2019 is 5.8 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 176
countries is 6.50 index points.
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Definition: The Factionalized elites indicator considers the fragmentation of state institutions along ethnic, class, clan, racial or religious lines, as well as and brinksmanship and gridlock between ruling elites. The higher the value, the more fragmented are the institutions in the country.