USA: Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong): For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1996 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 0.49 points with a minumum of -0.23 points in 2004 and a maximum of 1.08 points in 2000. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The index of Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. The index is an average of several other indexes from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Economic Forum, and the Political Risk Services, among others.