* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Political rights index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong), 2024:

The average for 2024 based on 188 countries was 4 points. The highest value was in Afghanistan: 7 points and the lowest value was in Andorra: 1 points. The indicator is available from 1972 to 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Freedom House
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Political rights, 2024 Global rank Available data
Afghanistan 7 1 1972 - 2024
Azerbaijan 7 2 1991 - 2024
Bahrain 7 3 1972 - 2024
Belarus 7 4 1991 - 2024
Burkina Faso 7 5 1972 - 2024
Burma 7 6 1972 - 2024
Burundi 7 7 1972 - 2024
Cambodia 7 8 1972 - 2024
C.A. Republic 7 9 1972 - 2024
Chad 7 10 1972 - 2024
China 7 11 1972 - 2024
Cuba 7 12 1972 - 2024
DR Congo 7 13 1972 - 2024
Djibouti 7 14 1977 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 7 15 1972 - 2024
Eritrea 7 16 1993 - 2024
Gabon 7 17 1972 - 2024
Iran 7 18 1972 - 2024
Kazakhstan 7 19 1991 - 2024
Kyrgyzstan 7 20 1991 - 2024
Laos 7 21 1972 - 2024
Libya 7 22 1972 - 2024
Nicaragua 7 23 1972 - 2024
North Korea 7 24 1972 - 2024
R. of Congo 7 25 1972 - 2024
Russia 7 26 1991 - 2024
Saudi Arabia 7 27 1972 - 2024
Somalia 7 28 1972 - 2024
Sudan 7 29 1972 - 2024
Swaziland 7 30 1972 - 2024
Syria 7 31 1972 - 2024
Tajikistan 7 32 1991 - 2024
Turkmenistan 7 33 1991 - 2024
UA Emirates 7 34 1972 - 2024
Uzbekistan 7 35 1991 - 2024
Venezuela 7 36 1972 - 2024
Vietnam 7 37 1976 - 2024
Yemen 7 38 1990 - 2024
Algeria 6 39 1972 - 2024
Angola 6 40 1975 - 2024
Brunei 6 41 1972 - 2024
Cameroon 6 42 1972 - 2024
Egypt 6 43 1972 - 2024
Ethiopia 6 44 1972 - 2024
Guinea 6 45 1972 - 2024
Haiti 6 46 1972 - 2024
Hong Kong 6 47 2017 - 2024
Jordan 6 48 1972 - 2024
Mali 6 49 1972 - 2024
Niger 6 50 1972 - 2024
Oman 6 51 1972 - 2024
Qatar 6 52 1972 - 2024
Rwanda 6 53 1991 - 2024
Uganda 6 54 1972 - 2024
Zimbabwe 6 55 1972 - 2024
Bangladesh 5 56 1972 - 2024
Bosnia & Herz. 5 57 1992 - 2024
Comoros 5 58 1975 - 2024
Guatemala 5 59 1972 - 2024
G.-Bissau 5 60 1974 - 2024
Iraq 5 61 1972 - 2024
Kuwait 5 62 1972 - 2024
Lebanon 5 63 1972 - 2024
Mauritania 5 64 1972 - 2024
Morocco 5 65 1972 - 2024
Mozambique 5 66 1975 - 2024
Pakistan 5 67 1972 - 2024
Tanzania 5 68 1972 - 2024
Thailand 5 69 1972 - 2024
Togo 5 70 1972 - 2024
Tunisia 5 71 1972 - 2024
Turkey 5 72 1972 - 2024
Armenia 4 73 1991 - 2024
Benin 4 74 1972 - 2024
El Salvador 4 75 1972 - 2024
Georgia 4 76 1991 - 2024
Honduras 4 77 1972 - 2024
Ivory Coast 4 78 1972 - 2024
Kenya 4 79 1972 - 2024
Malaysia 4 80 1972 - 2024
Maldives 4 81 1972 - 2024
Nigeria 4 82 1972 - 2024
Papua N.G. 4 83 1975 - 2024
Serbia 4 84 2006 - 2024
Singapore 4 85 1972 - 2024
Sri Lanka 4 86 1972 - 2024
Ukraine 4 87 1991 - 2024
Zambia 4 88 1972 - 2024
Albania 3 89 1972 - 2024
Bolivia 3 90 1972 - 2024
Botswana 3 91 1972 - 2024
Domin. Rep. 3 92 1972 - 2024
Ecuador 3 93 1972 - 2024
Fiji 3 94 1972 - 2024
Hungary 3 95 1972 - 2024
Indonesia 3 96 1972 - 2024
Madagascar 3 97 1972 - 2024
Malawi 3 98 1972 - 2024
Mexico 3 99 1972 - 2024
Moldova 3 100 1991 - 2024
Monaco 3 101 1972 - 2024
Montenegro 3 102 2006 - 2024
Nepal 3 103 1972 - 2024
North Macedonia 3 104 1992 - 2024
Paraguay 3 105 1972 - 2024
Peru 3 106 1972 - 2024
Philippines 3 107 1972 - 2024
Senegal 3 108 1972 - 2024
Sierra Leone 3 109 1972 - 2024
Solomon Isl. 3 110 1978 - 2024
Ant.& Barb. 2 111 1981 - 2024
Argentina 2 112 1972 - 2024
Belize 2 113 1981 - 2024
Bhutan 2 114 1972 - 2024
Brazil 2 115 1972 - 2024
Bulgaria 2 116 1972 - 2024
Colombia 2 117 1972 - 2024
Croatia 2 118 1991 - 2024
Ghana 2 119 1972 - 2024
Greece 2 120 1972 - 2024
Guyana 2 121 1972 - 2024
India 2 122 1972 - 2024
Israel 2 123 1972 - 2024
Jamaica 2 124 1972 - 2024
Lesotho 2 125 1972 - 2024
Liberia 2 126 1972 - 2024
Liechtenstein 2 127 1972 - 2024
Malta 2 128 1972 - 2024
Mauritius 2 129 1972 - 2024
Namibia 2 130 1972 - 2024
Panama 2 131 1972 - 2024
Poland 2 132 1972 - 2024
Romania 2 133 1972 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 2 134 1975 - 2024
Seychelles 2 135 1976 - 2024
South Africa 2 136 1973 - 2024
South Korea 2 137 1972 - 2024
Suriname 2 138 1975 - 2024
Tonga 2 139 1972 - 2024
Tr.&Tobago 2 140 1972 - 2024
USA 2 141 1972 - 2024
Vanuatu 2 142 1980 - 2024
Andorra 1 143 1972 - 2024
Australia 1 144 1972 - 2024
Austria 1 145 1972 - 2024
Bahamas 1 146 1973 - 2024
Barbados 1 147 1972 - 2024
Belgium 1 148 1972 - 2024
Canada 1 149 1972 - 2024
Cape Verde 1 150 1975 - 2024
Chile 1 151 1972 - 2024
Costa Rica 1 152 1972 - 2024
Cyprus 1 153 1972 - 2024
Czechia 1 154 1993 - 2024
Denmark 1 155 1972 - 2024
Dominica 1 156 1978 - 2024
Estonia 1 157 1991 - 2024
Finland 1 158 1972 - 2024
France 1 159 1972 - 2024
Germany 1 160 1990 - 2024
Grenada 1 161 1974 - 2024
Iceland 1 162 1972 - 2024
Ireland 1 163 1972 - 2024
Italy 1 164 1972 - 2024
Japan 1 165 1972 - 2024
Kiribati 1 166 1979 - 2024
Latvia 1 167 1991 - 2024
Lithuania 1 168 1991 - 2024
Luxembourg 1 169 1972 - 2024
Micronesia 1 170 1991 - 2024
Mongolia 1 171 1972 - 2024
Netherlands 1 172 1972 - 2024
New Zealand 1 173 1972 - 2024
Norway 1 174 1972 - 2024
Palau 1 175 1994 - 2024
Portugal 1 176 1972 - 2024
Saint Lucia 1 177 1979 - 2024
St. Vincent & ... 1 178 1979 - 2024
San Marino 1 179 1972 - 2024
Slovakia 1 180 1993 - 2024
Slovenia 1 181 1991 - 2024
Spain 1 182 1972 - 2024
Sweden 1 183 1972 - 2024
Switzerland 1 184 1972 - 2024
Taiwan 1 185 1972 - 2024
Tuvalu 1 186 1978 - 2024
UK 1 187 1972 - 2024
Uruguay 1 188 1972 - 2024



Definition: The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).

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