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Deliberative democracy index , 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 171 countries was 0.388 index points. The highest value was in Denmark: 0.877 index points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 0.011 index points. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
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Countries Deliberative democracy index , 2022 Global rank Available data
Denmark 0.877 1 1960 - 2022
Norway 0.872 2 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 0.863 3 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.839 4 1960 - 2022
Germany 0.816 5 1960 - 2022
Belgium 0.812 6 1960 - 2022
Ireland 0.808 7 1960 - 2022
France 0.806 8 1960 - 2022
Sweden 0.806 9 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 0.804 10 1960 - 2022
Finland 0.792 11 1960 - 2022
Australia 0.786 12 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 0.779 13 1960 - 2022
Italy 0.768 14 1960 - 2022
Spain 0.765 15 1960 - 2022
Chile 0.758 16 1960 - 2022
Estonia 0.754 17 1990 - 2022
Japan 0.744 18 1960 - 2022
Czechia 0.74 19 1960 - 2022
Portugal 0.737 20 1960 - 2022
Taiwan 0.734 21 1960 - 2022
UK 0.73 22 1960 - 2022
Canada 0.715 23 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.714 24 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.713 25 1960 - 2022
USA 0.711 26 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 0.702 27 1989 - 2022
Latvia 0.689 28 1990 - 2022
Seychelles 0.688 29 1960 - 2022
Barbados 0.687 30 1960 - 2022
Greece 0.684 31 1960 - 2022
South Korea 0.682 32 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 0.678 33 1960 - 2022
Moldova 0.674 34 1990 - 2022
Austria 0.671 35 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 0.662 36 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 0.648 37 1990 - 2022
Argentina 0.642 38 1960 - 2022
Malta 0.634 39 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 0.63 40 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.618 41 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.615 42 1960 - 2022
Israel 0.612 43 1960 - 2022
Suriname 0.606 44 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.605 45 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 0.605 46 1993 - 2022
South Africa 0.598 47 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 0.588 48 1960 - 2022
Croatia 0.587 49 1991 - 2022
Senegal 0.563 50 1960 - 2022
Panama 0.56 51 1960 - 2022
Colombia 0.537 52 1960 - 2022
Georgia 0.532 53 1990 - 2022
Ghana 0.526 54 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.521 55 1960 - 2022
Malawi 0.511 56 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.508 57 1960 - 2022
Armenia 0.502 58 1990 - 2022
Bhutan 0.495 59 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 0.493 60 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 0.487 61 1960 - 2022
Namibia 0.463 62 1960 - 2022
Zambia 0.462 63 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 0.461 64 1960 - 2022
Niger 0.461 65 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.458 66 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.455 67 1960 - 2022
Kenya 0.449 68 1960 - 2022
Brazil 0.448 69 1960 - 2022
Peru 0.444 70 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 0.434 71 1960 - 2022
Maldives 0.43 72 1960 - 2022
Liberia 0.428 73 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.399 74 1960 - 2022
Nepal 0.394 75 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 0.389 76 1998 - 2022
Botswana 0.378 77 1960 - 2022
Honduras 0.377 78 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.371 79 1991 - 2022
Philippines 0.36 80 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 0.359 81 1960 - 2022
Togo 0.359 82 1960 - 2022
Mexico 0.358 83 1960 - 2022
Poland 0.358 84 1960 - 2022
Singapore 0.356 85 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.355 86 1992 - 2022
Bolivia 0.354 87 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 0.351 88 1990 - 2022
Romania 0.35 89 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 0.346 90 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 0.334 91 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 0.328 92 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 0.323 93 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 0.322 94 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 0.32 95 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 0.319 96 1960 - 2022
Fiji 0.303 97 1960 - 2022
Benin 0.297 98 1960 - 2022
India 0.295 99 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 0.293 100 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.284 101 1990 - 2022
Madagascar 0.283 102 1960 - 2022
Gabon 0.282 103 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 0.28 104 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 0.275 105 1960 - 2022
Albania 0.273 106 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.273 107 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.273 108 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 0.267 109 1960 - 2022
Uganda 0.262 110 1960 - 2022
Guyana 0.26 111 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.258 112 1960 - 2022
Morocco 0.255 113 1960 - 2022
Mali 0.252 114 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 0.239 115 1960 - 2022
Serbia 0.231 116 1960 - 2022
Libya 0.229 117 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 0.225 118 1960 - 2022
Iraq 0.222 119 1960 - 2022
Jordan 0.22 120 1960 - 2022
Haiti 0.215 121 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.215 122 1960 - 2022
Hungary 0.213 123 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 0.213 124 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.194 125 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.193 126 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.191 127 1960 - 2022
Algeria 0.184 128 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.178 129 1991 - 2022
Vietnam 0.174 130 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.17 131 1960 - 2022
Angola 0.163 132 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 0.16 133 1990 - 2022
El Salvador 0.149 134 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 0.147 135 1960 - 2022
Somalia 0.145 136 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 0.122 137 1961 - 2022
Bangladesh 0.121 138 1971 - 2022
Qatar 0.104 139 1960 - 2022
Chad 0.101 140 1960 - 2022
Cuba 0.098 141 1960 - 2022
Iran 0.093 142 1960 - 2022
Egypt 0.091 143 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.086 144 1971 - 2022
Turkey 0.084 145 1960 - 2022
Guinea 0.08 146 1960 - 2022
Burundi 0.079 147 1960 - 2022
China 0.079 148 1960 - 2022
Russia 0.073 149 1960 - 2022
Thailand 0.073 150 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 0.068 151 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 0.067 152 1960 - 2022
Sudan 0.063 153 1960 - 2022
Burma 0.062 154 1960 - 2022
Oman 0.062 155 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.06 156 1960 - 2022
Laos 0.057 157 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.055 158 1990 - 2022
Azerbaijan 0.048 159 1990 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.048 160 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.043 161 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 0.041 162 1960 - 2022
Belarus 0.039 163 1990 - 2022
Swaziland 0.036 164 1960 - 2022
Syria 0.034 165 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 0.033 166 1960 - 2022
Yemen 0.03 167 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.028 168 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 0.025 169 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0.025 170 1991 - 2022
North Korea 0.011 171 1960 - 2022



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