* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Social globalization index (0-100), 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 188 countries was 64.12 points.The highest value was in Luxembourg: 90.97 points and the lowest value was in Somalia: 27.17 points. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
90.97
90.55
90.16
89.58
89.35
89.34
88.71
88.62
88.30
88.02
87.99
87.80
87.53
87.48
87.30
87.16
86.91
86.78
86.66
86.41
86.13
86.01
85.85
85.84
85.76
85.60
85.60
85.45
85.22
85.03
83.74
83.46
83.30
83.24
83.23
83.13
82.90
82.69
82.26
82.22
82.02
81.39
81.35
80.54
80.45
80.20
79.50
79.48
78.84
78.79
78.35
77.82
77.27
76.91
76.89
76.69
76.32
76.31
76.31
75.36
74.92
74.91
74.44
74.16
74.09
73.92
73.37
73.22
72.88
72.75
71.90
71.76
71.47
70.97
70.90
70.48
70.18
70.05
69.33
69.25
69.23
69.21
69.04
68.87
68.85
68.51
67.50
67.26
67.09
67.08
66.61
66.51
66.15
65.99
65.73
65.30
65.19
64.15
64.04
63.24
63.23
63.20
63.18
63.14
62.95
62.78
62.45
62.17
62.10
61.60
61.24
61.13
60.90
60.33
60.28
60.12
58.77
58.73
58.62
58.37
57.96
57.39
57.29
56.79
56.50
55.96
54.02
53.66
53.47
53.47
52.77
52.77
52.75
51.71
51.63
51.60
50.92
50.64
50.56
50.51
50.39
50.00
49.71
48.86
48.32
48.20
47.21
47.08
46.95
46.81
46.32
46.11
45.40
45.00
44.95
44.43
43.86
43.08
43.05
42.67
42.59
41.79
41.54
40.99
40.94
40.56
40.40
40.38
39.54
39.15
38.89
38.67
38.51
37.49
37.33
36.90
36.22
36.15
35.72
35.17
33.90
33.72
32.56
31.22
30.67
29.35
28.14
27.17
0
22.7
45.5
68.2
90.97



Definition: Social globalization has three dimensions: personal contacts, information flows, and cultural proximity. The sub-index on personal contacts includes international telecom traffic, degree of tourism, transfers, foreign population, and number of international letters. The sub-index on information flows includes number of internet users, share of households with a television set, and trade in newspapers. The sub-index on cultural proximity includes trade in books and number of McDonald’s restaurants and Ikea located in a country. More information and the original data can be obtained here.
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