USA: Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong)
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1972 to 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 1 points with a minimum of 1 points in 1972 and a maximum of 2 points in 2018.
The latest value from 2020 is 2 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 195
countries is 4 points.
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Definition: The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).