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Overview of Ratings Changes

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Democracy Scores declined in 12 of the 29 countries surveyed in NIT 2015, and improved in 4 countries.

Improvement Decline

Categories: EP – Electoral Process, CS – Civil Society, IM – Independent Media, NDG – National Democratic Governance, LDG – Local Democratic Governance, JFI – Judicial Framework and Independence, CO – Corruption.

The NIT ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 representing the highest level of democratic progress and 7 the lowest. The NIT 2015 ratings reflect the period from 1 January through 31 December 2014.

Country Democracy Score 2015
(Democracy Score 2014)
EP CS IM NDG LDG JFI CO
Balkans
Albania 4.14 (4.18)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.46 (4.43)
Croatia 3.68
Kosovo 5.14
Macedonia 4.07 (4.00)
Montenegro 3.89 (3.86)
Serbia 3.68 (3.64)
Central Europe
Bulgaria 3.29 (3.25)
Czech Republic 2.21 (2.25)
Estonia 1.96
Hungary 3.18 (2.96)
Latvia 2.07
Lithuania 2.36
Poland 2.21 (2.18)
Romania 3.46
Slovakia 2.64 (2.61)
Slovenia 1.93
Eurasia
Armenia 5.36
Azerbaijan 6.75 (6.68)
Belarus 6.71
Georgia 4.64 (4.68)
Kazakhstan 6.61
Kyrgyzstan 5.93 (5.89)
Moldova 4.86
Russia 6.46 (6.29)
Tajikistan 6.39 (6.32)
Turkmenistan 6.93
Ukraine 4.75 (4.93)
Uzbekistan 6.93

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