United States

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header1 Issues of concern

  • The electoral system remains at risk of partisan manipulation, including through the recent adoption of state-level laws and the practice of gerrymandering.
  • People of color, especially Black and Native Americans, face disparities in access to housing and lending, education and employment, fair wages, and health care, as well as discrimination in the criminal justice system.
  • Wealthy campaign donors and lobbyists are able to buy access and influence in the political system that are unavailable to ordinary voters.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    83 100 free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    76 100 free