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State legitimacy index, 0 (high) - 10 (low), 2022 - Country rankings:

The average for 2022 based on 176 countries was 5.72 index points.The highest value was in Guinea: 10 index points and the lowest value was in Japan: 0.2 index points. The indicator is available from 2007 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Fund for Peace
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Countries State legitimacy index, 2022 Global rank Available data
Guinea 10 1 2007 - 2022
Syria 10 2 2007 - 2022
North Korea 9.9 3 2007 - 2022
Yemen 9.9 4 2007 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 9.8 5 2007 - 2022
Haiti 9.8 6 2007 - 2022
Turkmenistan 9.8 7 2007 - 2022
Eritrea 9.6 8 2007 - 2022
Venezuela 9.6 9 2007 - 2022
Somalia 9.5 10 2007 - 2022
Burundi 9.4 11 2007 - 2022
Chad 9.4 12 2007 - 2022
Libya 9.4 13 2007 - 2022
Belarus 9.3 14 2007 - 2022
DR Congo 9.3 15 2007 - 2022
Iran 9.3 16 2007 - 2022
Sudan 9.3 17 2007 - 2022
Tajikistan 9.3 18 2007 - 2022
C.A. Republic 9.2 19 2007 - 2022
Uzbekistan 9.2 20 2007 - 2022
Azerbaijan 9.1 21 2007 - 2022
Burma 9.1 22 2007 - 2022
R. of Congo 9.1 23 2007 - 2022
G.-Bissau 9 24 2007 - 2022
Laos 9 25 2007 - 2022
Nicaragua 8.9 26 2007 - 2022
Zimbabwe 8.9 27 2007 - 2022
Cambodia 8.8 28 2007 - 2022
Palestine 8.8 29 2021 - 2022
Cameroon 8.7 30 2007 - 2022
Swaziland 8.7 31 2007 - 2022
Egypt 8.6 32 2007 - 2022
Russia 8.6 33 2007 - 2022
Djibouti 8.5 34 2007 - 2022
Ethiopia 8.5 35 2007 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 8.5 36 2007 - 2022
Mali 8.5 37 2007 - 2022
Nigeria 8.5 38 2007 - 2022
Uganda 8.5 39 2007 - 2022
Angola 8.3 40 2007 - 2022
Georgia 8.3 41 2007 - 2022
Iraq 8.3 42 2007 - 2022
Vietnam 8.3 43 2007 - 2022
China 8.2 44 2007 - 2022
Bahrain 8.1 45 2007 - 2022
Kazakhstan 8.1 46 2007 - 2022
Algeria 7.9 47 2007 - 2022
Comoros 7.9 48 2007 - 2022
Mauritania 7.9 49 2007 - 2022
Togo 7.9 50 2007 - 2022
Gabon 7.8 51 2007 - 2022
Ivory Coast 7.8 52 2007 - 2022
Lebanon 7.8 53 2007 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 7.8 54 2007 - 2022
Thailand 7.8 55 2007 - 2022
Cuba 7.5 56 2007 - 2022
Bangladesh 7.4 57 2007 - 2022
Brunei 7.4 58 2007 - 2022
Malawi 7.4 59 2007 - 2022
Pakistan 7.4 60 2007 - 2022
Tanzania 7.4 61 2007 - 2022
Kenya 7.3 62 2007 - 2022
Turkey 7.3 63 2007 - 2022
Maldives 7.2 64 2007 - 2022
Zambia 7.2 65 2007 - 2022
Honduras 7.1 66 2007 - 2022
Kuwait 7.1 67 2007 - 2022
Philippines 7.1 68 2007 - 2022
Madagascar 7 69 2007 - 2022
Gambia 6.9 70 2007 - 2022
Oman 6.9 71 2007 - 2022
Peru 6.9 72 2007 - 2022
Morocco 6.8 73 2007 - 2022
Mozambique 6.8 74 2007 - 2022
Niger 6.8 75 2007 - 2022
Bolivia 6.7 76 2007 - 2022
Brazil 6.7 77 2007 - 2022
Paraguay 6.7 78 2007 - 2022
Rwanda 6.7 79 2007 - 2022
Armenia 6.6 80 2007 - 2022
Guatemala 6.6 81 2007 - 2022
Spain 6.6 82 2007 - 2022
Hungary 6.5 83 2007 - 2022
Liberia 6.5 84 2007 - 2022
Ukraine 6.5 85 2007 - 2022
Burkina Faso 6.4 86 2007 - 2022
Jordan 6.4 87 2007 - 2022
Malaysia 6.4 88 2007 - 2022
South Africa 6.4 89 2007 - 2022
UA Emirates 6.4 90 2007 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 6.3 91 2007 - 2022
Qatar 6.3 92 2007 - 2022
Nepal 6.1 93 2007 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 6.1 94 2007 - 2022
Mexico 6 95 2007 - 2022
Sri Lanka 6 96 2007 - 2022
Tunisia 6 97 2007 - 2022
Ecuador 5.8 98 2007 - 2022
Fiji 5.8 99 2007 - 2022
Greece 5.8 100 2007 - 2022
Papua N.G. 5.8 101 2007 - 2022
Serbia 5.8 102 2007 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 5.7 103 2007 - 2022
Colombia 5.6 104 2007 - 2022
Sierra Leone 5.4 105 2007 - 2022
Benin 5.3 106 2007 - 2022
Albania 5.2 107 2007 - 2022
Moldova 5.2 108 2007 - 2022
El Salvador 4.9 109 2007 - 2022
Lesotho 4.8 110 2007 - 2022
North Macedonia 4.8 111 2007 - 2022
Chile 4.7 112 2007 - 2022
Romania 4.7 113 2007 - 2022
Guyana 4.5 114 2007 - 2022
Indonesia 4.5 115 2007 - 2022
USA 4.5 116 2007 - 2022
India 4.4 117 2007 - 2022
Micronesia 4.4 118 2007 - 2022
Samoa 4.4 119 2007 - 2022
Czechia 4.2 120 2007 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 4.1 121 2007 - 2022
Grenada 4 122 2007 - 2022
Poland 4 123 2007 - 2022
Seychelles 4 124 2007 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 3.9 125 2007 - 2022
Cape Verde 3.8 126 2007 - 2022
Mongolia 3.8 127 2007 - 2022
Montenegro 3.8 128 2007 - 2022
Argentina 3.7 129 2007 - 2022
Belize 3.7 130 2007 - 2022
Cyprus 3.7 131 2007 - 2022
Jamaica 3.7 132 2007 - 2022
Senegal 3.7 133 2007 - 2022
Singapore 3.7 134 2007 - 2022
Slovakia 3.5 135 2007 - 2022
Suriname 3.5 136 2007 - 2022
Bulgaria 3.4 137 2007 - 2022
UK 3.3 138 2007 - 2022
Ghana 3.2 139 2007 - 2022
Malta 3.2 140 2007 - 2022
Panama 3.2 141 2007 - 2022
Namibia 3.1 142 2007 - 2022
Israel 3 143 2007 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 3 144 2007 - 2022
Bhutan 2.8 145 2007 - 2022
South Korea 2.7 146 2007 - 2022
Botswana 2.5 147 2007 - 2022
Croatia 2.4 148 2007 - 2022
Italy 2.3 149 2007 - 2022
Bahamas 2.1 150 2007 - 2022
Latvia 2.1 151 2007 - 2022
Mauritius 2.1 152 2007 - 2022
Slovenia 1.7 153 2007 - 2022
Barbados 1.3 154 2007 - 2022
Lithuania 1.3 155 2007 - 2022
Costa Rica 1.2 156 2007 - 2022
Estonia 1.2 157 2007 - 2022
France 1.1 158 2007 - 2022
Belgium 0.9 159 2007 - 2022
Portugal 0.8 160 2007 - 2022
Austria 0.6 161 2007 - 2022
Ireland 0.6 162 2007 - 2022
Sweden 0.6 163 2007 - 2022
New Zealand 0.5 164 2007 - 2022
Australia 0.4 165 2007 - 2022
Canada 0.4 166 2007 - 2022
Germany 0.4 167 2007 - 2022
Iceland 0.4 168 2007 - 2022
Uruguay 0.4 169 2007 - 2022
Denmark 0.3 170 2007 - 2022
Finland 0.3 171 2007 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.3 172 2007 - 2022
Netherlands 0.3 173 2007 - 2022
Norway 0.3 174 2007 - 2022
Switzerland 0.3 175 2007 - 2022
Japan 0.2 176 2007 - 2022


Definition: The State legitimacy indicator considers the representativeness and openness of government and its relationship with its citizenry. The indicator looks at the population’s level of confidence in state institutions and processes, and assesses the effects where that confidence is absent, manifested through mass public demonstrations, sustained civil disobedience, or the rise of armed insurgencies. The higher the value of the index, the lower the country's legitimacy.
10.00
10.00
9.90
9.90
9.80
9.80
9.80
9.60
9.60
9.50
9.40
9.40
9.40
9.30
9.30
9.30
9.30
9.30
9.20
9.20
9.10
9.10
9.10
9.00
9.00
8.90
8.90
8.80
8.80
8.70
8.70
8.60
8.60
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
8.30
8.30
8.30
8.30
8.20
8.10
8.10
7.90
7.90
7.90
7.90
7.80
7.80
7.80
7.80
7.80
7.50
7.40
7.40
7.40
7.40
7.40
7.30
7.30
7.20
7.20
7.10
7.10
7.10
7.00
6.90
6.90
6.90
6.80
6.80
6.80
6.70
6.70
6.70
6.70
6.60
6.60
6.60
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.40
6.40
6.40
6.40
6.40
6.30
6.30
6.10
6.10
6.00
6.00
6.00
5.80
5.80
5.80
5.80
5.80
5.70
5.60
5.40
5.30
5.20
5.20
4.90
4.80
4.80
4.70
4.70
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.20
4.10
4.00
4.00
4.00
3.90
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.50
3.50
3.40
3.30
3.20
3.20
3.20
3.10
3.00
3.00
2.80
2.70
2.50
2.40
2.30
2.10
2.10
2.10
1.70
1.30
1.30
1.20
1.20
1.10
0.90
0.80
0.60
0.60
0.60
0.50
0.40
0.40
0.40
0.40
0.40
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.20
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
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