Percentage of countries regarded as free, 1987-2018

This statistic shows the share of countries worldwide that were free, partly free, or not free from 1988 to 2018, according to the Freedom House Freedom Index. In 2018, about 44.1 percent of countries worldwide were classified as free.

Share of countries worldwide regarded as free countries from 1987 to 2018

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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1987 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Freedom in the World 2019 evaluates the state of freedom in 195 countries and 14 territories during calendar year 2018. Each country and territory is assigned between 0 and 4 points on a series of 25 indicators, for an aggregate score of up to 100. These scores are used to determine two numerical ratings, for political rights and civil liberties, with a rating of 1 representing the most free conditions and 7 the least free. A country or territory’s political rights and civil liberties ratings then determine whether it has an overall status of Free, Partly Free, or Not Free.

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