Freedom in the World 2016
Table of Country Scores

PR = Political Rights

CL=Civil Liberties

CL, PR, and Freedom Rating Score Explanation: (1 = most free and 7 = least free)

Aggregate Score Explanation: (0=WORST, 100=BEST)

Freedom Status PR CL Freedom Rating Aggregate Score Trend Arrow
Malaysia Partly Free 4 4 4.0 45
Ukraine Partly Free 3 3 3.0 61
Ukraine Україна Translation Частково вільна 3 3 3.0 61
Iran Not Free 6 6 6.0 17
Mexico Partly Free 3 3 3.0 65
Puerto Rico * Free 1 1 1.0 91
Iraq Not Free 5 6 5.5 27
Lesotho Partly Free 3 3 3.0 67
Tajikistan Not Free 7 6 6.5 16

Nigeria Partly Free 4 5 4.5 48

Dominican Republic Partly Free 3 3 3.0 70
Tanzania Partly Free 3 4 3.5 60
Moldova Partly Free 3 3 3.0 60

China Not Free 7 6 6.5 16
United States Free 1 1 1.0 90

Angola Not Free 6 6 6.0 24

Somaliland * Partly Free 5 5 5.0 40
Russia Not Free 6 6 6.0 22
Guatemala Partly Free 4 4 4.0 54
Gambia, The Not Free 7 6 6.5 18
Rwanda Not Free 6 6 6.0 24

Montenegro Partly Free 3 3 3.0 70

El Salvador Free 2 3 2.5 69

St. Kitts and Nevis Free 2 1 1.5 88
Morocco Partly Free 5 4 4.5 41

Venezuela Partly Free 5 5 5.0 35
Macedonia Partly Free 4 3 3.5 57

Mozambique Partly Free 4 4 4.0 56
Madagascar Partly Free 3 4 3.5 56
Myanmar Not Free 6 5 5.5 28

Côte d'Ivoire Partly Free 4 4 4.0 51
Honduras Partly Free 4 4 4.0 45

Azerbaijan Not Free 7 6 6.5 16
Sri Lanka Partly Free 4 4 4.0 55

Malawi Partly Free 3 3 3.0 64
Burkina Faso Partly Free 4 3 3.5 59

Ethiopia Not Free 7 6 6.5 15
Maldives Partly Free 4 5 4.5 43

Burundi Not Free 7 6 6.5 19

Yemen Not Free 7 6 6.5 17

Fiji Partly Free 3 3 3.0 62
Saudi Arabia Not Free 7 7 7.0 10
Hungary Free 2 2 2.0 79

Kosovo Partly Free 3 4 3.5 52
Suriname Free 2 3 2.5 77
Turkey Partly Free 3 4 3.5 53

Nauru Free 2 2 2.0 84
Bangladesh Partly Free 4 4 4.0 49

Zimbabwe Partly Free 5 5 5.0 32
France Free 1 1 1.0 91
Zambia Partly Free 3 4 3.5 60
Western Sahara * Not Free 7 7 7.0 4
West Bank * Not Free 6 5 5.5 30
Vietnam Not Free 7 5 6.0 20
Vanuatu Free 2 2 2.0 78
Uzbekistan Not Free 7 7 7.0 3
Uruguay Free 1 1 1.0 98
United Kingdom Free 1 1 1.0 95
United Arab Emirates Not Free 6 6 6.0 20
Uganda Not Free 6 5 5.5 36
Tuvalu Free 1 1 1.0 94
Turkmenistan Not Free 7 7 7.0 4
Tunisia Free 1 3 2.0 79
Trinidad and Tobago Free 2 2 2.0 81
Transnistria * Not Free 6 6 6.0 24
Tonga Free 2 2 2.0 75
Togo Partly Free 4 4 4.0 48
Tibet * Not Free 7 7 7.0 1
Thailand Not Free 6 5 5.5 32
Taiwan Free 1 2 1.5 89
Syria Not Free 7 7 7.0 -1
Switzerland Free 1 1 1.0 96
Sweden Free 1 1 1.0 100
Swaziland Not Free 7 5 6.0 18
Sudan Not Free 7 7 7.0 6
Spain Free 1 1 1.0 95
South Sudan Not Free 7 6 6.5 14
South Ossetia * Not Free 7 6 6.5 11
South Korea Free 2 2 2.0 83
South Africa Free 2 2 2.0 79
Somalia Not Free 7 7 7.0 2
Solomon Islands Partly Free 3 3 3.0 68
Slovenia Free 1 1 1.0 92
Slovakia Free 1 1 1.0 89
Singapore Partly Free 4 4 4.0 51
Sierra Leone Partly Free 3 3 3.0 65
Seychelles Partly Free 3 3 3.0 68
Serbia Free 2 2 2.0 78
Senegal Free 2 2 2.0 78
São Tomé and Príncipe Free 2 2 2.0 81
San Marino Free 1 1 1.0 100
Samoa Free 2 2 2.0 80
St. Vincent and Grenadines Free 1 1 1.0 91
St. Lucia Free 1 1 1.0 92
Romania Free 2 2 2.0 83
Qatar Not Free 6 5 5.5 27
Portugal Free 1 1 1.0 97
Poland Free 1 1 1.0 93
Philippines Partly Free 3 3 3.0 65
Peru Free 2 3 2.5 71
Paraguay Partly Free 3 3 3.0 64
Papua New Guinea Partly Free 4 3 3.5 59
Panama Free 2 2 2.0 83
Palau Free 1 1 1.0 92
Pakistani Kashmir * Not Free 6 5 5.5 28
Pakistan Partly Free 4 5 4.5 41
Oman Not Free 6 5 5.5 25
Norway Free 1 1 1.0 100
Northern Cyprus * Free 2 2 2.0 79
North Korea Not Free 7 7 7.0 3
Niger Partly Free 3 4 3.5 52
Nicaragua Partly Free 4 3 3.5 54
New Zealand Free 1 1 1.0 98
Netherlands Free 1 1 1.0 99
Nepal Partly Free 3 4 3.5 51
Namibia Free 2 2 2.0 77
Nagorno-Karabakh * Partly Free 5 5 5.0 33
Mongolia Free 1 2 1.5 86
Monaco Free 2 1 1.5 88
Micronesia Free 1 1 1.0 93
Mauritius Free 1 2 1.5 90
Mauritania Not Free 6 5 5.5 30
Marshall Islands Free 1 1 1.0 92
Malta Free 1 1 1.0 96
Mali Partly Free 5 4 4.5 45
Luxembourg Free 1 1 1.0 98
Lithuania Free 1 1 1.0 91
Liechtenstein Free 1 1 1.0 98
Libya Not Free 6 6 6.0 20
Liberia Partly Free 3 4 3.5 61
Lebanon Partly Free 5 4 4.5 43
Latvia Free 2 2 2.0 86
Laos Not Free 7 6 6.5 12
Kyrgyzstan Partly Free 5 5 5.0 38
Kuwait Partly Free 5 5 5.0 36
Kiribati Free 1 1 1.0 91
Kenya Partly Free 4 4 4.0 51
Kazakhstan Not Free 6 5 5.5 24
Jordan Not Free 6 5 5.5 36
Japan Free 1 1 1.0 96
Jamaica Free 2 3 2.5 75
Italy Free 1 1 1.0 89
Israel Free 1 2 1.5 80
Ireland Free 1 1 1.0 96
Indonesia Partly Free 2 4 3.0 65
Indian Kashmir * Partly Free 4 4 4.0 51
India Free 2 3 2.5 77
Iceland Free 1 1 1.0 100
Hong Kong * Partly Free 5 2 3.5 63
Haiti Partly Free 5 5 5.0 41
Guyana Free 2 3 2.5 74
Guinea-Bissau Partly Free 5 5 5.0 39
Guinea Partly Free 5 5 5.0 40
Grenada Free 1 2 1.5 89
Greece Free 2 2 2.0 83
Ghana Free 1 2 1.5 83
Germany Free 1 1 1.0 95
Georgia Partly Free 3 3 3.0 64
Gaza Strip * Not Free 7 6 6.5 12
Gabon Not Free 6 5 5.5 34
Finland Free 1 1 1.0 100
Estonia Free 1 1 1.0 94
Eritrea Not Free 7 7 7.0 3
Equatorial Guinea Not Free 7 7 7.0 8
Egypt Not Free 6 5 5.5 27
Ecuador Partly Free 3 3 3.0 59
Timor-Leste Partly Free 3 3 3.0 65
Dominica Free 1 1 1.0 95
Djibouti Not Free 6 5 5.5 28
Denmark Free 1 1 1.0 98
Czech Republic Free 1 1 1.0 95
Cyprus Free 1 1 1.0 94
Cuba Not Free 7 6 6.5 15
Croatia Free 1 2 1.5 87
Crimea * Not Free 7 6 6.5 9
Costa Rica Free 1 1 1.0 90
Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) Not Free 6 6 6.0 25
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) Not Free 6 5 5.5 28
Comoros Partly Free 3 4 3.5 55
Colombia Partly Free 3 4 3.5 63
Chile Free 1 1 1.0 95
Chad Not Free 7 6 6.5 20
Central African Republic Not Free 7 7 7.0 7
Cape Verde Free 1 1 1.0 90
Canada Free 1 1 1.0 99
Cameroon Not Free 6 6 6.0 24
Cambodia Not Free 6 5 5.5 32
Bulgaria Free 2 2 2.0 80
Brunei Not Free 6 5 5.5 29
Brazil Free 2 2 2.0 81
Botswana Free 3 2 2.5 73
Bosnia and Herzegovina Partly Free 4 3 3.5 57
Bolivia Partly Free 3 3 3.0 68
Bhutan Partly Free 3 4 3.5 56
Benin Free 2 2 2.0 82
Belize Free 1 2 1.5 87
Belgium Free 1 1 1.0 96
Belarus Not Free 7 6 6.5 17
Barbados Free 1 1 1.0 98
Bahrain Not Free 7 6 6.5 14
Bahamas Free 1 1 1.0 92
Austria Free 1 1 1.0 95
Australia Free 1 1 1.0 98
Armenia Partly Free 5 4 4.5 46
Argentina Free 2 2 2.0 79
Antigua and Barbuda Free 2 2 2.0 82
Andorra Free 1 1 1.0 96
Algeria Not Free 6 5 5.5 35
Albania Partly Free 3 3 3.0 67
Afghanistan Not Free 6 6 6.0 24
Abkhazia * Partly Free 4 5 4.5 42

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