Promoting U.S. Leadership
Freedom House believes that the United States has an essential part to play in the global struggle for liberty. The US 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. As the world’s most influential democracy, the US has an essential part to play in the global struggle for liberty. 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.
The Democracy Project
Even as Americans remain committed to the ideals of democracy, a majority see democracy in the US as weak and getting weaker, found a survey commissioned by Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Penn Biden Center.
Policy Recommendations: Strengthening Democracy
Democracies should work to support their core principles at home and around the world.
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.
As National Divisions Deepen, Americans Must Choose Democracy
January 6, 2022
United States: Freedom House Applauds Passage of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, Urges Swift Signature and Implementation
December 16, 2021
United States: Pass Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act before End of Year
December 7, 2021
Freedom House Urges Congress to Reauthorize and Fund Global Magnitsky Sanctions Before End of Year
December 6, 2021
Summit for Democracy: New Scorecards Highlight State of Freedom in Participating Countries
December 2, 2021
Democracy Summit Participants Should Examine Own Role in Countering Global Democratic Decline, Must Include Civil Society
November 9, 2021