USA: Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong): For that indicator, The Freedom House provides data for the USA from 1972 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 1 points with a minumum of 1 points in 1972 and a maximum of 1 points in 1972. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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).