Nations in Transit 2017

Table of Country Scores

Countries are rated on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 representing the highest and 7 the lowest level of democratic progress. The average of these ratings is each country’s Democracy Score. The 2017 ratings reflect the period January 1 through December 31, 2016.

Electoral Process Civil Society Independent Media National Democratic Governance Local Democratic Governance Judicial Framework and Independence Corruption Democracy Score
Uzbekistan 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 6.75 7.00 7.00 6.96
Georgia 4.50 3.75 4.00 5.50 5.25 4.75 4.50 4.61
Turkmenistan 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 6.75 7.00 7.00 6.96
Czech Republic 1.25 2.00 2.75 2.75 1.75 1.75 3.50 2.25
Kosovo 4.75 3.75 5.00 5.50 4.50 5.50 5.75 4.96
Kazakhstan 6.75 6.50 6.75 6.75 6.50 6.50 6.75 6.64
Azerbaijan 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 6.50 7.00 7.00 6.93
Ukraine 3.50 2.50 4.00 5.75 5.00 5.75 5.75 4.61
Macedonia 4.00 3.25 5.25 5.00 4.00 4.75 4.75 4.43
Hungary 3.00 2.75 4.25 4.25 3.00 3.00 4.50 3.54
Russia 6.75 6.50 6.50 6.75 6.25 6.50 6.75 6.57
Armenia 6.00 3.75 5.50 5.75 5.75 5.50 5.25 5.39
Serbia 3.50 2.25 4.50 4.25 3.50 4.50 4.25 3.82
Albania 3.75 3.00 4.25 4.50 3.50 4.75 5.25 4.14
Montenegro 3.50 2.75 4.50 4.25 3.50 4.00 4.75 3.89
Bulgaria 2.25 2.50 4.25 3.75 3.00 3.50 4.25 3.29
Lithuania 2.00 1.75 2.25 2.75 2.25 1.75 3.50 2.32
Estonia 1.50 1.75 1.50 2.25 2.50 1.50 2.50 1.93
Slovenia 1.50 2.00 2.50 2.25 1.50 2.00 2.50 2.04
Latvia 1.75 1.75 2.00 2.00 2.25 1.50 3.00 2.04
Slovakia 1.50 2.00 2.75 3.00 2.50 2.75 3.75 2.61
Poland 1.50 1.75 3.00 3.25 1.75 3.25 3.50 2.57
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.25 3.50 4.75 6.00 4.75 4.50 5.00 4.54
Moldova 4.00 3.25 5.00 5.75 5.50 5.00 6.00 4.93
Belarus 6.75 6.25 6.75 6.50 6.75 7.00 6.25 6.61
Croatia 3.00 2.75 4.25 3.50 3.75 4.50 4.25 3.71
Kyrgyzstan 5.50 5.00 6.00 6.50 6.25 6.50 6.25 6.00
Romania 3.00 2.25 4.25 3.50 3.25 3.75 3.75 3.39
Tajikistan 6.75 6.50 6.50 7.00 6.00 7.00 6.75 6.64