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

The average for 2024 based on 22 countries was 3 points. The highest value was in Cuba: 7 points and the lowest value was in the Bahamas: 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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Countries Political rights, 2024 Global rank Available data
Cuba 7 1 1972 - 2024
Nicaragua 7 2 1972 - 2024
Haiti 6 3 1972 - 2024
Guatemala 5 4 1972 - 2024
El Salvador 4 5 1972 - 2024
Honduras 4 6 1972 - 2024
Domin. Rep. 3 7 1972 - 2024
Mexico 3 8 1972 - 2024
Ant.& Barb. 2 9 1981 - 2024
Belize 2 10 1981 - 2024
Jamaica 2 11 1972 - 2024
Panama 2 12 1972 - 2024
Tr.&Tobago 2 13 1972 - 2024
USA 2 14 1972 - 2024
Bahamas 1 15 1973 - 2024
Barbados 1 16 1972 - 2024
Canada 1 17 1972 - 2024
Costa Rica 1 18 1972 - 2024
Dominica 1 19 1978 - 2024
Grenada 1 20 1974 - 2024
Saint Lucia 1 21 1979 - 2024
St. Vincent & ... 1 22 1979 - 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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