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Government > Democracy > Civil and political liberties: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Civil and political liberties
Units: Index Ranging from 7 (High Levels of Liberties) to 1 (Low
Units: This is the average of two indicators - civil liberties and political liberties.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Canada 6 2001
=1 Netherlands 6 2001
=1 Norway 6 2001
=1 Finland 6 2001
=1 Portugal 6 2001
=1 Ireland 6 2001
=1 Australia 6 2001
=1 Denmark 6 2001
=1 New Zealand 6 2001
=1 United States 6 2001
=1 Sweden 6 2001
=1 Austria 6 2001
=1 Switzerland 6 2001
=1 Uruguay 6 2001
=1 Iceland 6 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.67 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.64 2001
Eurozone average (profile) 5.63 2001
European Union average (profile) 5.52 2001
=16 France 5.5 2001
=16 Slovakia 5.5 2001
=16 Panama 5.5 2001
=16 Costa Rica 5.5 2001
=16 Estonia 5.5 2001
=16 Italy 5.5 2001
=16 Hungary 5.5 2001
=16 United Kingdom 5.5 2001
=16 Lithuania 5.5 2001
=16 Argentina 5.5 2001
=16 Slovenia 5.5 2001
=16 Spain 5.5 2001
=16 Czech Republic 5.5 2001
=16 South Africa 5.5 2001
=16 Latvia 5.5 2001
=16 Japan 5.5 2001
=16 Belgium 5.5 2001
=16 Germany 5.5 2001
=16 Poland 5.5 2001
NATO countries average (profile) 5.27 2001
=35 Dominica 5 2001
=35 South Korea 5 2001
=35 Israel 5 2001
=35 Trinidad and Tobago 5 2001
=35 Greece 5 2001
=35 Botswana 5 2001
=35 Bolivia 5 2001
=35 Jamaica 5 2001
=35 Benin 5 2001
=35 Romania 5 2001
=35 Chile 5 2001
=46 El Salvador 4.5 2001
=46 Thailand 4.5 2001
=46 Philippines 4.5 2001
=46 Papua New Guinea 4.5 2001
=46 Mexico 4.5 2001
=46 Ghana 4.5 2001
=46 India 4.5 2001
=46 Mongolia 4.5 2001
=46 Mali 4.5 2001
=46 Bulgaria 4.5 2001
=46 Croatia 4.5 2001
=46 Namibia 4.5 2001
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.29 2001
Cold countries average (profile) 4.28 2001
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.14 2001
=58 Madagascar 4 2001
=58 Malawi 4 2001
=58 Ecuador 4 2001
=58 Moldova 4 2001
=58 Brazil 4 2001
=58 Nicaragua 4 2001
=58 Honduras 4 2001
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.98 2001
=65 Indonesia 3.5 2001
=65 Central African Republic 3.5 2001
=65 Bangladesh 3.5 2001
=65 Nepal 3.5 2001
=65 Senegal 3.5 2001
=65 Republic of Macedonia 3.5 2001
=65 Paraguay 3.5 2001
=65 Guatemala 3.5 2001
=65 Peru 3.5 2001
=65 Mozambique 3.5 2001
=65 Sri Lanka 3.5 2001
=76 Burkina Faso 3 2001
=76 Tanzania 3 2001
=76 Nigeria 3 2001
=76 Colombia 3 2001
=76 Venezuela 3 2001
=76 Jordan 3 2001
=76 Armenia 3 2001
=76 Ukraine 3 2001
=76 Niger 3 2001
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.54 2001
=85 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.5 2001
=85 Turkey 2.5 2001
=85 Sierra Leone 2.5 2001
=85 Morocco 2.5 2001
=85 Gabon 2.5 2001
=85 Albania 2.5 2001
=85 Guinea-Bissau 2.5 2001
=85 Kuwait 2.5 2001
=85 Zambia 2.5 2001
South Asia average (profile) 2.5 2001
Former French colonies average (profile) 2.15 2001
=94 Ethiopia 2 2001
=94 Malaysia 2 2001
=94 Togo 2 2001
=94 Russia 2 2001
=94 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 2001
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.95 2001
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.71 2001
failed states average (profile) 1.58 2001
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.53 2001
=99 Liberia 1.5 2001
=99 Guinea 1.5 2001
=99 Lebanon 1.5 2001
=99 Zimbabwe 1.5 2001
=99 Mauritania 1.5 2001
=99 Pakistan 1.5 2001
=99 Oman 1.5 2001
=99 United Arab Emirates 1.5 2001
=99 Azerbaijan 1.5 2001
=99 Kenya 1.5 2001
=99 Cote d'Ivoire 1.5 2001
=99 Chad 1.5 2001
=99 Uganda 1.5 2001
=99 Algeria 1.5 2001
=99 Haiti 1.5 2001
=99 Egypt 1.5 2001
=99 Kazakhstan 1.5 2001
=99 Kyrgyzstan 1.5 2001
=99 Tunisia 1.5 2001
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.39 2001
=118 Tajikistan 1 2001
=118 Cambodia 1 2001
=118 The Gambia 1 2001
=118 Belarus 1 2001
=118 Iran 1 2001
=118 Burundi 1 2001
=124 Cameroon 0.5 2001
=124 Rwanda 0.5 2001
=124 Uzbekistan 0.5 2001
=124 Somalia 0.5 2001
=124 Laos 0.5 2001
=124 China 0.5 2001
=124 Vietnam 0.5 2001
=124 Bhutan 0.5 2001
=132 Turkmenistan 0.0 2001
=132 Libya 0.0 2001
=132 Sudan 0.0 2001
=132 Syria 0.0 2001
=132 Saudi Arabia 0.0 2001
=132 Cuba 0.0 2001
=132 Iraq 0.0 2001
=132 North Korea 0.0 2001
=132 Burma 0.0 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy > Civil and political liberties. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2000-2001, New York: Freedom House, 2001. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy/Civil-and-political-liberties

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Interesting observations about Government > Democracy > Civil and political liberties

Canada ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Christian countries in 2001.
Australia ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Hot countries in 2001.
Argentina ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Emerging markets in 2001.
Mali ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Muslim countries in 2001.
Finland ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Europe in 2001.
Switzerland ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Landlocked countries in 2001.
South Africa ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2001.
Germany ranked 5th last for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2001.
Austria ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Catholic countries in 2001.
Israel ranked first for democracy > civil and political liberties amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2001.

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