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Participatory democracy index, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 171 countries was 0.322 index points. The highest value was in Switzerland: 0.801 index points and the lowest value was in Eritrea: 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 Participatory democracy index, 2022 Global rank Available data
Switzerland 0.801 1 1960 - 2022
Denmark 0.702 2 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 0.67 3 1960 - 2022
Italy 0.668 4 1960 - 2022
Taiwan 0.66 5 1960 - 2022
Norway 0.645 6 1960 - 2022
Sweden 0.643 7 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 0.639 8 1960 - 2022
Ireland 0.634 9 1960 - 2022
Belgium 0.633 10 1960 - 2022
Estonia 0.619 11 1990 - 2022
Spain 0.618 12 1960 - 2022
Germany 0.615 13 1960 - 2022
Australia 0.614 14 1960 - 2022
Finland 0.612 15 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 0.612 16 1993 - 2022
UK 0.603 17 1960 - 2022
France 0.602 18 1960 - 2022
Canada 0.6 19 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.6 20 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 0.588 21 1990 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.584 22 1960 - 2022
Latvia 0.583 23 1990 - 2022
USA 0.582 24 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 0.58 25 1960 - 2022
Portugal 0.58 26 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 0.579 27 1989 - 2022
Chile 0.571 28 1960 - 2022
Czechia 0.565 29 1960 - 2022
Argentina 0.56 30 1960 - 2022
Austria 0.556 31 1960 - 2022
Malta 0.555 32 1960 - 2022
South Korea 0.539 33 1960 - 2022
Japan 0.537 34 1960 - 2022
Greece 0.536 35 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 0.529 36 1960 - 2022
Moldova 0.52 37 1990 - 2022
Peru 0.517 38 1960 - 2022
Croatia 0.507 39 1991 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.503 40 1960 - 2022
Romania 0.499 41 1960 - 2022
Suriname 0.498 42 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 0.486 43 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.483 44 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 0.479 45 1960 - 2022
Israel 0.473 46 1960 - 2022
Colombia 0.47 47 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.466 48 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 0.462 49 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.46 50 1960 - 2022
Panama 0.432 51 1960 - 2022
South Africa 0.43 52 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.429 53 1960 - 2022
Nepal 0.427 54 1960 - 2022
Brazil 0.424 55 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 0.417 56 1960 - 2022
Georgia 0.408 57 1990 - 2022
Malawi 0.406 58 1960 - 2022
Armenia 0.401 59 1990 - 2022
Lesotho 0.401 60 1960 - 2022
Mexico 0.4 61 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.395 62 1960 - 2022
Senegal 0.386 63 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 0.385 64 1960 - 2022
Namibia 0.381 65 1960 - 2022
Botswana 0.375 66 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.369 67 1991 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 0.366 68 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.362 69 1960 - 2022
Kenya 0.36 70 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 0.354 71 1960 - 2022
Poland 0.353 72 1960 - 2022
Zambia 0.352 73 1960 - 2022
Honduras 0.35 74 1960 - 2022
Liberia 0.35 75 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 0.343 76 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.336 77 1960 - 2022
Barbados 0.331 78 1960 - 2022
Niger 0.329 79 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 0.328 80 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 0.327 81 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 0.325 82 1960 - 2022
Maldives 0.323 83 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.318 84 1992 - 2022
Ghana 0.316 85 1960 - 2022
Guyana 0.312 86 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.304 87 1960 - 2022
Albania 0.3 88 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 0.3 89 1998 - 2022
Hungary 0.294 90 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 0.293 91 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 0.293 92 1960 - 2022
Philippines 0.287 93 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.275 94 1960 - 2022
Togo 0.273 95 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 0.273 96 1990 - 2022
Benin 0.266 97 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 0.264 98 1960 - 2022
India 0.262 99 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 0.26 100 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 0.259 101 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 0.256 102 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 0.255 103 1960 - 2022
Gabon 0.252 104 1960 - 2022
Serbia 0.25 105 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 0.248 106 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 0.229 107 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 0.223 108 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 0.218 109 1960 - 2022
Fiji 0.215 110 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.215 111 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.206 112 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.204 113 1990 - 2022
Iraq 0.195 114 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.189 115 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 0.186 116 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.183 117 1960 - 2022
Uganda 0.18 118 1960 - 2022
Mali 0.175 119 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 0.172 120 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.171 121 1960 - 2022
Guinea 0.17 122 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.168 123 1960 - 2022
Turkey 0.164 124 1960 - 2022
Morocco 0.161 125 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 0.159 126 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 0.159 127 1960 - 2022
Libya 0.156 128 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 0.151 129 1960 - 2022
Russia 0.142 130 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.131 131 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 0.127 132 1971 - 2022
Cameroon 0.122 133 1961 - 2022
Oman 0.121 134 1960 - 2022
Singapore 0.121 135 1960 - 2022
Jordan 0.12 136 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 0.117 137 1960 - 2022
Laos 0.115 138 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.114 139 1991 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.114 140 1960 - 2022
Angola 0.112 141 1960 - 2022
Algeria 0.11 142 1960 - 2022
Haiti 0.109 143 1960 - 2022
Thailand 0.109 144 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 0.101 145 1960 - 2022
Burma 0.093 146 1960 - 2022
Egypt 0.092 147 1960 - 2022
Somalia 0.09 148 1960 - 2022
Sudan 0.09 149 1960 - 2022
Cuba 0.088 150 1960 - 2022
Burundi 0.087 151 1960 - 2022
Chad 0.087 152 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 0.079 153 1960 - 2022
Yemen 0.069 154 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 0.064 155 1990 - 2022
Azerbaijan 0.059 156 1990 - 2022
Belarus 0.059 157 1990 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.056 158 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.054 159 1990 - 2022
Syria 0.051 160 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.048 161 1960 - 2022
Iran 0.047 162 1960 - 2022
North Korea 0.045 163 1960 - 2022
China 0.042 164 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 0.036 165 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0.032 166 1991 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.032 167 1971 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.026 168 1960 - 2022
Qatar 0.022 169 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 0.019 170 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 0.011 171 1960 - 2022



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