Promoting U.S. Leadership
Freedom House believes that the United States has an essential part to play in the global struggle for liberty.
Freedom House believes that the United States, as the world’s most influential democracy, has an essential part to play in the global struggle for liberty. It has a unique capacity and a moral obligation to cultivate alliances with free nations and lend support to democracy advocates in authoritarian or transitional settings. Doing so ultimately protects the freedom, security, and prosperity of Americans by promoting stable democratic governance, preventing armed conflicts and failed states, and ensuring an international order based on human rights and the rule of law.
Principles for Safeguarding US Democracy
The United States has a unique capacity and a moral obligation to cultivate alliances with free nations and lend support to democracy advocates in authoritarian or transitional settings.
Policy Recommendations: Strengthening Democracy
Democracies should work to support their core principles at home and around the world. The following recommendations are intended to provide a framework for democratic countries as they pursue this goal.
Freedom in the World 2020: United States Country Report
The United States is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2020.
Freedom on the Net 2020: United States Country Report
The United States is rated Free in Freedom on the Net 2020.
In His Own Words: How Biden Can Revive Global Democracy
January 20, 2021
United States: Freedom House Calls on Lawmakers to Accept the Presidential Election Result
January 4, 2021
Ensuring Democracy Holds in Moldova
November 20, 2020
United States: Leaders Must Put Democracy above Partisan Interests
November 6, 2020
United States: All Ballots Must Be Counted before Presidential Election Result Is Declared
November 4, 2020
United States: Media Agency Removes Editorial Protection for Journalists at Publicly Funded Broadcasters
October 28, 2020
The Democracy Project
Even as Americans remain committed to the ideals of democracy, a majority see democracy in the United States as weak and getting weaker, according to a national survey jointly commissioned by Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.