The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a relatively stable democracy that holds regular, competitive elections. However, secessionist movements have sometimes unsettled the country’s politics and threatened its unity. The judiciary is independent, and civil liberties are generally respected. Ongoing problems include underreporting of domestic violence and the exploitation of migrant workers.
Freedom in the World — Micronesia Country Report
Micronesia is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.