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Liberal democracy index , 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 171 countries was 0.389 index points. The highest value was in Denmark: 0.889 index points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 0.01 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 Liberal democracy index , 2022 Global rank Available data
Denmark 0.889 1 1960 - 2022
Sweden 0.87 2 1960 - 2022
Norway 0.857 3 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 0.851 4 1960 - 2022
Estonia 0.847 5 1990 - 2022
New Zealand 0.834 6 1960 - 2022
Belgium 0.825 7 1960 - 2022
Ireland 0.824 8 1960 - 2022
Finland 0.816 9 1960 - 2022
Australia 0.814 10 1960 - 2022
Germany 0.807 11 1960 - 2022
France 0.803 12 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 0.8 13 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.797 14 1960 - 2022
Spain 0.791 15 1960 - 2022
Czechia 0.784 16 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 0.779 17 1993 - 2022
Italy 0.766 18 1960 - 2022
UK 0.766 19 1960 - 2022
Chile 0.755 20 1960 - 2022
Portugal 0.753 21 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 0.741 22 1990 - 2022
USA 0.741 23 1960 - 2022
Canada 0.739 24 1960 - 2022
Japan 0.736 25 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.732 26 1960 - 2022
South Korea 0.732 27 1960 - 2022
Latvia 0.73 28 1990 - 2022
Taiwan 0.725 29 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 0.715 30 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 0.704 31 1989 - 2022
Austria 0.7 32 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 0.695 33 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 0.675 34 1960 - 2022
Barbados 0.666 35 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.666 36 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.656 37 1960 - 2022
Suriname 0.653 38 1960 - 2022
Israel 0.65 39 1960 - 2022
Croatia 0.648 40 1991 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.647 41 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 0.644 42 1960 - 2022
Argentina 0.642 43 1960 - 2022
Moldova 0.642 44 1990 - 2022
Malta 0.641 45 1960 - 2022
Peru 0.627 46 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 0.613 47 1960 - 2022
Greece 0.6 48 1960 - 2022
South Africa 0.581 49 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.578 50 1960 - 2022
Panama 0.556 51 1960 - 2022
Romania 0.547 52 1960 - 2022
Ghana 0.543 53 1960 - 2022
Colombia 0.541 54 1960 - 2022
Malawi 0.538 55 1960 - 2022
Senegal 0.532 56 1960 - 2022
Brazil 0.523 57 1960 - 2022
Namibia 0.507 58 1960 - 2022
Georgia 0.504 59 1990 - 2022
Lesotho 0.504 60 1960 - 2022
Nepal 0.501 61 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 0.5 62 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.496 63 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 0.476 64 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.465 65 1960 - 2022
Botswana 0.462 66 1960 - 2022
Liberia 0.461 67 1960 - 2022
Armenia 0.445 68 1990 - 2022
Maldives 0.44 69 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 0.434 70 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 0.433 71 1960 - 2022
Zambia 0.433 72 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 0.431 73 1960 - 2022
Kenya 0.425 74 1960 - 2022
Poland 0.425 75 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.424 76 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 0.422 77 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 0.412 78 1960 - 2022
Albania 0.409 79 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 0.404 80 1999 - 2022
Honduras 0.402 81 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.385 82 1960 - 2022
Niger 0.382 83 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.366 84 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.365 85 1992 - 2022
Guyana 0.365 86 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.365 87 1991 - 2022
Tanzania 0.359 88 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 0.348 89 1960 - 2022
Mexico 0.346 90 1960 - 2022
Singapore 0.339 91 1960 - 2022
Hungary 0.337 92 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 0.32 93 1960 - 2022
India 0.306 94 1960 - 2022
Benin 0.305 95 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 0.304 96 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 0.301 97 1960 - 2022
Philippines 0.283 98 1960 - 2022
Fiji 0.267 99 1960 - 2022
Serbia 0.265 100 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 0.263 101 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 0.26 102 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 0.259 103 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 0.258 104 1960 - 2022
Morocco 0.251 105 1960 - 2022
Jordan 0.249 106 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 0.243 107 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.239 108 1960 - 2022
Togo 0.239 109 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 0.234 110 1990 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.228 111 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 0.223 112 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.219 113 1960 - 2022
Gabon 0.209 114 1960 - 2022
Uganda 0.2 115 1960 - 2022
Iraq 0.197 116 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.186 117 1960 - 2022
Thailand 0.179 118 1960 - 2022
Angola 0.174 119 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.17 120 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 0.163 121 1960 - 2022
Haiti 0.155 122 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 0.154 123 1960 - 2022
Mali 0.153 124 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.152 125 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.152 126 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 0.147 127 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.14 128 1991 - 2022
Cameroon 0.137 129 1961 - 2022
Oman 0.137 130 1960 - 2022
Algeria 0.134 131 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.126 132 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 0.125 133 1960 - 2022
Egypt 0.118 134 1960 - 2022
Turkey 0.118 135 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 0.117 136 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.115 137 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 0.115 138 1960 - 2022
Libya 0.11 139 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 0.109 140 1971 - 2022
Laos 0.108 141 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.107 142 1960 - 2022
Iran 0.105 143 1960 - 2022
Somalia 0.101 144 1960 - 2022
Guinea 0.098 145 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 0.096 146 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.086 147 1971 - 2022
Qatar 0.083 148 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 0.081 149 1990 - 2022
Burundi 0.079 150 1960 - 2022
Sudan 0.074 151 1960 - 2022
Russia 0.071 152 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 0.064 153 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 0.063 154 1990 - 2022
Cambodia 0.063 155 1960 - 2022
Cuba 0.056 156 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 0.055 157 2002 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.051 158 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.048 159 1990 - 2022
Burma 0.046 160 1960 - 2022
Yemen 0.045 161 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.043 162 1960 - 2022
Belarus 0.042 163 1990 - 2022
China 0.04 164 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0.035 165 1991 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.034 166 1960 - 2022
Syria 0.033 167 1960 - 2022
Chad 0.031 168 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 0.028 169 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 0.012 170 1960 - 2022
North Korea 0.01 171 1960 - 2022



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