Freedom Status PR CL Freedom Rating Trend Arrow
Zimbabwe Not Free 5 6 5.5
Zambia Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Yemen Not Free 6 6 6.0

Western Sahara * Not Free 7 7 7.0
West Bank * Not Free 6 5 5.5
Vietnam Not Free 7 5 6.0
Venezuela Partly Free 5 5 5.0

Vanuatu Free 2 2 2.0
Uzbekistan Not Free 7 7 7.0
Uruguay Free 1 1 1.0
United States Free 1 1 1.0
United Kingdom Free 1 1 1.0
United Arab Emirates Not Free 6 6 6.0
Ukraine Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Uganda Not Free 6 5 5.5
Tuvalu Free 1 1 1.0
Turkmenistan Not Free 7 7 7.0
Turkey Partly Free 3 4 3.5

Tunisia Free 1 3 2.0
Trinidad and Tobago Free 2 2 2.0
Transnistria * Not Free 6 6 6.0
Tonga Free 2 2 2.0
Togo Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Tibet * Not Free 7 7 7.0
Gambia, The Not Free 6 6 6.0

Thailand Not Free 6 5 5.5
Tanzania Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Tajikistan Not Free 6 6 6.0

Taiwan Free 1 2 1.5
Syria Not Free 7 7 7.0

Switzerland Free 1 1 1.0
Sweden Free 1 1 1.0
Swaziland Not Free 7 5 6.0

Suriname Free 2 2 2.0
Sudan Not Free 7 7 7.0
St. Vincent and Grenadines Free 1 1 1.0
St. Lucia Free 1 1 1.0
St. Kitts and Nevis Free 1 1 1.0
Sri Lanka Partly Free 5 5 5.0
Spain Free 1 1 1.0
South Sudan Not Free 7 6 6.5
South Ossetia * Not Free 7 6 6.5
South Korea Free 2 2 2.0

South Africa Free 2 2 2.0
Somaliland * Partly Free 4 5 4.5
Somalia Not Free 7 7 7.0
Solomon Islands Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Slovenia Free 1 1 1.0
Slovakia Free 1 1 1.0
Singapore Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Sierra Leone Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Seychelles Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Serbia Free 2 2 2.0
Senegal Free 2 2 2.0
Saudi Arabia Not Free 7 7 7.0
São Tomé and Príncipe Free 2 2 2.0
San Marino Free 1 1 1.0
Samoa Free 2 2 2.0
Rwanda Not Free 6 6 6.0
Russia Not Free 6 6 6.0
Romania Free 2 2 2.0
Qatar Not Free 6 5 5.5
Puerto Rico * Free 1 2 1.5
Portugal Free 1 1 1.0
Poland Free 1 1 1.0
Philippines Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Peru Free 2 3 2.5
Paraguay Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Papua New Guinea Partly Free 4 3 3.5
Panama Free 2 2 2.0
Palau Free 1 1 1.0
Pakistani Kashmir * Not Free 6 5 5.5
Pakistan Partly Free 4 5 4.5
Oman Not Free 6 5 5.5
Norway Free 1 1 1.0
Northern Cyprus * Free 2 2 2.0
North Korea Not Free 7 7 7.0
Nigeria Partly Free 4 5 4.5
Niger Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Nicaragua Partly Free 4 3 3.5
New Zealand Free 1 1 1.0
Netherlands Free 1 1 1.0
Nepal Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Nauru Free 1 2 1.5
Namibia Free 2 2 2.0
Nagorno-Karabakh * Partly Free 5 5 5.0
Mozambique Partly Free 4 3 3.5
Morocco Partly Free 5 4 4.5
Montenegro Free 3 2 2.5
Mongolia Free 1 2 1.5
Monaco Free 2 1 1.5
Moldova Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Micronesia Free 1 1 1.0
Mexico Partly Free 3 3 3.0

Mauritius Free 1 2 1.5
Mauritania Not Free 6 5 5.5
Marshall Islands Free 1 1 1.0
Malta Free 1 1 1.0
Mali Partly Free 5 4 4.5
Maldives Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Malaysia Partly Free 4 4 4.0

Malawi Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Madagascar Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Macedonia Partly Free 4 3 3.5
Luxembourg Free 1 1 1.0
Lithuania Free 1 1 1.0
Liechtenstein Free 1 1 1.0
Libya Not Free 6 6 6.0
Liberia Partly Free 3 4 3.5

Lesotho Free 2 3 2.5

Lebanon Partly Free 5 4 4.5

Latvia Free 2 2 2.0
Laos Not Free 7 6 6.5
Kyrgyzstan Partly Free 5 5 5.0

Kuwait Partly Free 5 5 5.0
Kosovo Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Kiribati Free 1 1 1.0
Kenya Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Kazakhstan Not Free 6 5 5.5
Jordan Not Free 6 5 5.5
Japan Free 1 1 1.0
Jamaica Free 2 3 2.5
Italy Free 1 1 1.0
Israel Free 1 2 1.5
Ireland Free 1 1 1.0
Iraq Not Free 6 6 6.0
Iran Not Free 6 6 6.0
Indonesia Partly Free 2 4 3.0
Indian Kashmir * Partly Free 4 4 4.0
India Free 2 3 2.5
Iceland Free 1 1 1.0
Hungary Free 2 2 2.0
Hong Kong * Partly Free 5 2 3.5

Honduras Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Haiti Partly Free 5 5 5.0
Guinea-Bissau Partly Free 5 5 5.0
Guyana Free 2 3 2.5
Guinea Partly Free 5 5 5.0
Guatemala Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Grenada Free 1 2 1.5
Greece Free 2 2 2.0
Ghana Free 1 2 1.5
Germany Free 1 1 1.0
Georgia Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Gaza Strip * Not Free 7 6 6.5
Gabon Not Free 6 5 5.5
France Free 1 1 1.0
Finland Free 1 1 1.0
Fiji Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Ethiopia Not Free 6 6 6.0
Estonia Free 1 1 1.0
Eritrea Not Free 7 7 7.0
Equatorial Guinea Not Free 7 7 7.0
El Salvador Free 2 3 2.5
Egypt Not Free 6 5 5.5

Ecuador Partly Free 3 3 3.0

Timor-Leste Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Dominican Republic Free 2 3 2.5
Dominica Free 1 1 1.0
Djibouti Not Free 6 5 5.5
Denmark Free 1 1 1.0
Czech Republic Free 1 1 1.0
Cyprus Free 1 1 1.0
Cuba Not Free 7 6 6.5
Croatia Free 1 2 1.5
Crimea * Not Free 7 6 6.5
Côte d'Ivoire Partly Free 5 4 4.5
Costa Rica Free 1 1 1.0
Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) Not Free 6 6 6.0
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) Not Free 6 5 5.5
Comoros Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Colombia Partly Free 3 4 3.5
China Not Free 7 6 6.5
Chile Free 1 1 1.0
Chad Not Free 7 6 6.5
Central African Republic Not Free 7 7 7.0
Cape Verde Free 1 1 1.0
Canada Free 1 1 1.0
Cameroon Not Free 6 6 6.0
Cambodia Not Free 6 5 5.5
Burundi Not Free 6 5 5.5
Myanmar Not Free 6 6 6.0
Burkina Faso Partly Free 6 3 4.5
Bulgaria Free 2 2 2.0
Brunei Not Free 6 5 5.5
Brazil Free 2 2 2.0
Botswana Free 3 2 2.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina Partly Free 4 3 3.5
Bolivia Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Bhutan Partly Free 3 4 3.5
Benin Free 2 2 2.0
Belize Free 1 2 1.5
Belgium Free 1 1 1.0
Belarus Not Free 7 6 6.5
Barbados Free 1 1 1.0
Bangladesh Partly Free 4 4 4.0
Bahrain Not Free 7 6 6.5
Bahamas Free 1 1 1.0
Azerbaijan Not Free 6 6 6.0

Austria Free 1 1 1.0
Australia Free 1 1 1.0
Armenia Partly Free 5 4 4.5
Argentina Free 2 2 2.0
Antigua and Barbuda Free 2 2 2.0
Angola Not Free 6 5 5.5
Andorra Free 1 1 1.0
Algeria Not Free 6 5 5.5
Albania Partly Free 3 3 3.0
Afghanistan Not Free 6 6 6.0

Abkhazia * Partly Free 4 5 4.5

PR = Political Rights. CL = Civil Liberties.

1 represents the most free and 7 the least free rating.

* indicates territories, as opposed to independent countries.

NOTE: The ratings reflect global events from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.