United Kingdom: Political stability

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 United Kingdom

Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong)

 Latest value 0.5
 Year 2022
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2022
 Average 0.47
 Min - Max 0.08 - 1.03
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2022. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 0.47 points with a minimum of 0.08 points in 2018 and a maximum of 1.03 points in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 0.5 points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 193 countries is -0.07 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
United Kingdom - Political stability - recent values

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United Kingdom - Political stability - historical chart - 1996-2022




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.


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 Rule of law 1.42 2022 points
 Government effectiveness 1.24 2022 points
 Control of corruption 1.62 2022 points
 Regulatory quality 1.57 2022 points
 Voice and accountability 1.23 2022 points
 Political stability 0.50 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 73 2022 points
 Political rights 1 2020 points
 Civil liberties 1 2020 points
 Competitiveness 81.20 2019 points
 Cost of starting a business 0.00 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 8.32 2015 percent
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