Democracy Index by region 2010-2018

This statistic shows the extent to which each world region was democratic from 2010 to 2018, according to regional averages of scores from the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index. Countries are given a score from 0 to 10 with scores closer to 10 meaning the country is more democratic. In 2017, the most democratic region was North America with an average score of 8.56.

Level of democracy around the world according to the Democracy Index from 2010 to 2018, by region

North AmericaWestern EuropeLatin America & the CaribbeanEastern EuropeAsia & AustralasiaWorldSub-Saharan AfricaMiddle East & North Africa
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The Democracy Index is an index created by the Economist Intelligence Unit that seeks to rank the quality of select democracies around the world. Countries are given a score of 0 to 10 for the following categories; electoral process and pluralism, functioning of government, political participation, political culture, and civil liberties. 10 is the the highest possible score where countries with scores closer to 10 are considered more democratic.

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