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Egalitarian democracy index , 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 171 countries was 0.376 index points. The highest value was in Denmark: 0.878 index points and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 0.019 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 Egalitarian democracy index, 2022 Global rank Available data
Denmark 0.878 1 1960 - 2022
Norway 0.86 2 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 0.834 3 1960 - 2022
Belgium 0.823 4 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.822 5 1960 - 2022
Sweden 0.816 6 1960 - 2022
Estonia 0.798 7 1990 - 2022
Germany 0.792 8 1960 - 2022
Ireland 0.792 9 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 0.786 10 1960 - 2022
Finland 0.779 11 1960 - 2022
Italy 0.775 12 1960 - 2022
Czechia 0.772 13 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 0.765 14 1960 - 2022
Japan 0.761 15 1960 - 2022
France 0.753 16 1960 - 2022
Taiwan 0.745 17 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.73 18 1960 - 2022
Australia 0.726 19 1960 - 2022
Spain 0.724 20 1960 - 2022
Portugal 0.723 21 1960 - 2022
Austria 0.71 22 1960 - 2022
UK 0.705 23 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 0.702 24 1993 - 2022
South Korea 0.698 25 1960 - 2022
Latvia 0.695 26 1990 - 2022
Malta 0.692 27 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 0.687 28 1990 - 2022
Slovenia 0.685 29 1989 - 2022
Cyprus 0.672 30 1960 - 2022
Canada 0.669 31 1960 - 2022
Greece 0.659 32 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 0.659 33 1960 - 2022
Barbados 0.651 34 1960 - 2022
Argentina 0.642 35 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 0.634 36 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 0.632 37 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.629 38 1960 - 2022
Chile 0.619 39 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.596 40 1960 - 2022
Israel 0.591 41 1960 - 2022
Moldova 0.582 42 1990 - 2022
USA 0.582 43 1960 - 2022
Suriname 0.579 44 1960 - 2022
Croatia 0.577 45 1991 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.565 46 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 0.546 47 1960 - 2022
Armenia 0.54 48 1990 - 2022
Senegal 0.517 49 1960 - 2022
Georgia 0.515 50 1990 - 2022
Lesotho 0.505 51 1960 - 2022
Poland 0.494 52 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.488 53 1960 - 2022
Romania 0.482 54 1960 - 2022
South Africa 0.479 55 1960 - 2022
Ghana 0.47 56 1960 - 2022
Peru 0.455 57 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 0.446 58 1960 - 2022
Panama 0.445 59 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.421 60 1960 - 2022
Nepal 0.419 61 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 0.41 62 1960 - 2022
Liberia 0.41 63 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.409 64 1960 - 2022
Maldives 0.402 65 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 0.401 66 1998 - 2022
Bolivia 0.4 67 1960 - 2022
Botswana 0.399 68 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.394 69 1960 - 2022
Malawi 0.382 70 1960 - 2022
Colombia 0.381 71 1960 - 2022
Guyana 0.38 72 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 0.38 73 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.369 74 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 0.369 75 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.366 76 1992 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.364 77 1991 - 2022
Singapore 0.361 78 1960 - 2022
Albania 0.355 79 1960 - 2022
Niger 0.354 80 1960 - 2022
Kenya 0.353 81 1960 - 2022
Benin 0.35 82 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 0.348 83 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 0.343 84 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 0.339 85 1960 - 2022
Mexico 0.331 86 1960 - 2022
Brazil 0.324 87 1960 - 2022
Hungary 0.324 88 1960 - 2022
Namibia 0.323 89 1960 - 2022
Zambia 0.321 90 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 0.317 91 1990 - 2022
Indonesia 0.316 92 1960 - 2022
Serbia 0.316 93 1960 - 2022
Togo 0.313 94 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 0.305 95 1960 - 2022
Fiji 0.282 96 1960 - 2022
Gabon 0.28 97 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.268 98 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 0.266 99 1960 - 2022
Algeria 0.26 100 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 0.26 101 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.258 102 1960 - 2022
Honduras 0.253 103 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 0.252 104 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 0.244 105 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 0.236 106 1960 - 2022
India 0.235 107 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.232 108 1990 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.23 109 1960 - 2022
Cuba 0.229 110 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.226 111 1960 - 2022
Belarus 0.224 112 1990 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.224 113 1991 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.22 114 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.217 115 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 0.217 116 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 0.211 117 1960 - 2022
Turkey 0.209 118 1960 - 2022
Morocco 0.208 119 1960 - 2022
Jordan 0.203 120 1960 - 2022
Mali 0.198 121 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 0.194 122 1960 - 2022
Philippines 0.193 123 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 0.192 124 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 0.191 125 1961 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.191 126 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.189 127 1960 - 2022
Iraq 0.187 128 1960 - 2022
Oman 0.185 129 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 0.182 130 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 0.174 131 1960 - 2022
Uganda 0.173 132 1960 - 2022
Iran 0.171 133 1960 - 2022
Thailand 0.16 134 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 0.16 135 1990 - 2022
Pakistan 0.156 136 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.155 137 1960 - 2022
Libya 0.15 138 1960 - 2022
Russia 0.15 139 1960 - 2022
Angola 0.145 140 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 0.144 141 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.136 142 1971 - 2022
Mauritania 0.133 143 1960 - 2022
Guinea 0.132 144 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.131 145 1960 - 2022
Laos 0.129 146 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 0.124 147 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 0.114 148 1971 - 2022
Bahrain 0.113 149 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.111 150 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.109 151 1960 - 2022
Burundi 0.107 152 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 0.106 153 1960 - 2022
Sudan 0.102 154 1960 - 2022
Qatar 0.099 155 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 0.098 156 1990 - 2022
Egypt 0.093 157 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 0.092 158 1960 - 2022
China 0.088 159 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0.088 160 1991 - 2022
North Korea 0.084 161 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.081 162 1960 - 2022
Somalia 0.081 163 1960 - 2022
Haiti 0.07 164 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.07 165 1990 - 2022
Chad 0.069 166 1960 - 2022
Burma 0.067 167 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 0.061 168 1960 - 2022
Syria 0.054 169 1960 - 2022
Yemen 0.026 170 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 0.019 171 1960 - 2022



Definition: Measures the extent to which political power is distributed equally among different social groups.
0.878
0.860
0.834
0.823
0.822
0.816
0.798
0.792
0.792
0.786
0.779
0.775
0.772
0.765
0.761
0.753
0.745
0.730
0.726
0.724
0.723
0.710
0.705
0.702
0.698
0.695
0.692
0.687
0.685
0.672
0.669
0.659
0.659
0.651
0.642
0.634
0.632
0.629
0.619
0.596
0.591
0.582
0.582
0.579
0.577
0.565
0.546
0.540
0.517
0.515
0.505
0.494
0.488
0.482
0.479
0.470
0.455
0.446
0.445
0.421
0.419
0.410
0.410
0.409
0.402
0.401
0.400
0.399
0.394
0.382
0.381
0.380
0.380
0.369
0.369
0.366
0.364
0.361
0.355
0.354
0.353
0.350
0.348
0.343
0.339
0.331
0.324
0.324
0.323
0.321
0.317
0.316
0.316
0.313
0.305
0.282
0.280
0.268
0.266
0.260
0.260
0.258
0.253
0.252
0.244
0.236
0.235
0.232
0.230
0.229
0.226
0.224
0.224
0.220
0.217
0.217
0.211
0.209
0.208
0.203
0.198
0.194
0.193
0.192
0.191
0.191
0.189
0.187
0.185
0.182
0.174
0.173
0.171
0.160
0.160
0.156
0.155
0.150
0.150
0.145
0.144
0.136
0.133
0.132
0.131
0.129
0.124
0.114
0.113
0.111
0.109
0.107
0.106
0.102
0.099
0.098
0.093
0.092
0.088
0.088
0.084
0.081
0.081
0.070
0.070
0.069
0.067
0.061
0.054
0.026
0.019
0
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0.4
0.7
0.88
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