Freedom in the World 2019

Freedom in the World 2019

  • Freedom in the World has recorded global declines in political rights and civil liberties for an alarming 13 consecutive years, from 2005 to 2018. The global average score has declined each year, and countries with net score declines have consistently outnumbered those with net improvements.
  • A total of 68 countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties during 2018, with only 50 registering gains.

Source: Freedom House

Note: Asterisks indicate territories, as opposed to countries.

#Country or TerritoryAggregate Score
1Finland100
2Norway100
3Sweden100
4Canada99
5Netherlands99
6Australia98
7Luxembourg98
8New Zealand98
9Uruguay98
10Denmark97
11Ireland97
12Barbados96
13Belgium96
14Japan96
15Portugal96
16Switzerland96
17San Marino95
18Andorra94
19Chile94
20Cyprus94
21Estonia94
22Germany94
23Iceland94
24Slovenia94
25Spain94
26Austria93
27Dominica93
28Kiribati93
29Marshall Islands93
30Taiwan93
31Tuvalu93
32United Kingdom93
33Micronesia92
34Palau92
35St. Lucia92
36Bahamas91
37Costa Rica91
38Czech Republic91
39Lithuania91
40Malta91
41St. Vincent and Grenadines91
42Cape Verde90
43France90
44Liechtenstein90
45Grenada89
46Italy89
47Mauritius89
48St. Kitts and Nevis89
49Slovakia88
50Greece87
51Latvia87
52Belize86
53United States86
54Croatia85
55Mongolia85
56Antigua and Barbuda84
57Argentina84
58Panama84
59Poland84
60Ghana83
61São Tomé and Príncipe83
62South Korea83
63Monaco82
64Trinidad and Tobago82
65Vanuatu82
66Northern Cyprus *81
67Romania81
68Samoa81
69Bulgaria80
70Benin79
71Solomon Islands79
72South Africa79
73Tonga79
74Israel78
75Jamaica78
76Nauru78
77Suriname77
78Brazil75
79Guyana75
80India75
81Namibia75
82Peru73
83Botswana72
84Senegal72
85Seychelles71
86Hungary70
87Timor-Leste70
88Tunisia69
89Albania68
90Bolivia67
91Dominican Republic67
92El Salvador67
93Serbia67
94Colombia66
95Montenegro65
96Paraguay65
97Sierra Leone65
98Malawi64
99Papua New Guinea64
100Ecuador63
101Georgia63
102Lesotho63
103Mexico63
104Indonesia62
105Liberia62
106Fiji61
107Philippines61
108Burkina Faso60
109Ukraine60
110Ukraine60
111Bhutan59
112Hong Kong *59
113North Macedonia59
114Moldova58
115Madagascar56
116Sri Lanka56
117Kosovo54
118Nepal54
119Zambia54
120Bosnia and Herzegovina53
121Guatemala53
122Malaysia52
123Armenia51
124Côte d'Ivoire51
125Mozambique51
126Singapore51
127Comoros50
128Nigeria50
129Indian Kashmir *49
130Niger49
131Kenya48
132Honduras46
133Gambia, The45
134Lebanon45
135Tanzania45
136Mali44
137Guinea43
138Somaliland*43
139Togo43
140Guinea-Bissau42
141Abkhazia*41
142Bangladesh41
143Haiti41
144Morocco39
145Pakistan39
146Kyrgyzstan38
147Jordan37
148Kuwait36
149Uganda36
150Maldives35
151Algeria34
152Iraq32
153Mauritania32
154Nicaragua32
155Angola31
156Nagorno-Karabakh *31
157Turkey31
158Zimbabwe31
159Myanmar30
160Thailand30
161Brunei29
162Pakistani Kashmir *28
163Afghanistan27
164Cambodia26
165Djibouti26
166Qatar25
167West Bank*25
168Transnistria *24
169Gabon23
170Oman23
171Rwanda23
172Egypt22
173Kazakhstan22
174Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)21
175Russia20
176Vietnam20
177Belarus19
178Cameroon19
179Ethiopia19
180Venezuela19
181Venezuela (Spanish)19
182Iran18
183Chad17
184United Arab Emirates17
185Eswatini16
186Congo, DR of (Kinshasa)15
187Burundi14
188Cuba14
189Laos14
190Bahrain12
191Azerbaijan11
192China11
193Gaza Strip *11
194Yemen11
195South Ossetia*10
196Central African Republic9
197Libya9
198Tajikistan9
199Uzbekistan9
200Crimea *8
201Crimea8
202Saudi Arabia7
203Somalia7
204Sudan7
205Equatorial Guinea6
206Western Sahara*4
207North Korea3
208Eritrea2
209South Sudan2
210Turkmenistan2
211Tibet *1
212Syria0


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