Human freedom index. Index of Freedom in the World

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Human freedom index

The index is the predecessor of the , which has been published annually since 2015. For overall human freedom, came in first, closely followed by and Hong Kong. Highest ranking in were the 9. It measured classical and was published in 2013 by Canada's , Germany's Liberales Institute, and the U. The lowest levels are in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Other countries rank as follows: Germany 13 , Chile 29 , France 31 , Japan 32 , Singapore 40 , South Africa 74 , Brazil 82 , India 87 , Russia 115 , Nigeria 140 , China 141 , Saudi Arabia 144 , Zimbabwe 148 , Venezuela 154 , and Iran 157.

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Human freedom index

Co-authors of the report are Ian Vásquez and Tanja Porčnik. The index is based on measures of , , , , , and , , and. The Human Freedom Index was created in 2015, covering 152 countries for years 2008—2012. Women-specific freedoms, as measured by seven indicators in the index, are strongest in five European regions Central Europe and the Baltics, Western Europe, Northern Europe, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe and North America and are least protected in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Data: By and Data: The index published here presents a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraint. Other components of the Freedom Index include , , , and.

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Human freedom index

On a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents more freedom, the average human freedom rating for 162 countries in 2016 was 6. The top 10 jurisdictions in order were Switzerland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and, tied at 9th place, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The top 10 jurisdictions in order were Hong Kong, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. Data from this series is not currently included in the table below. The coauthors of both indexes are and Tanja Porčnik née Štumberger. This preliminary report was updated using data for 2013 and will be subsequently presented and updated on a yearly basis. The index presents a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraint.

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Human Freedom Index

Human freedom index

Countries are rated to be either Full Democracies, Flawed Democracies, Hybrid Regimes, or Authoritarian regimes. However, certain indices can be used to determine which countries have the highest level of human freedom. It is not currently included in the table below. Since 2008, the level of global freedom has also decreased slightly -0. The index rates countries on a scale from 10 freest to 0 least free. The Human Freedom Index is a resource that can help to more objectively observe relationships between freedom and other social and economic phenomena, as well as the ways in which the various dimensions of freedom interact with one another. The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom.

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Human freedom index

It was created in 1994 and is now hosted by the. . The United States is ranked in 20th place. Countries are assessed as having a good situation, a satisfactory situation, noticeable problems, a difficult situation, or a very serious situation. On a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents more freedom, the average human freedom rating for 162 countries in 2017 was 6.

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Index of Freedom in the World

Human freedom index

The report is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. On a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents more freedom, the nonweighted average rating for 152 countries in 2012 was 6. The level of global freedom stayed about the same compared to 2008, but almost all countries experienced changes in their ratings, with about half of those increasing their ratings and half decreasing. The Human Freedom Index helps observe relationships between freedom and other social and economic phenomena. Among countries included in this report, the level of freedom decreased slightly -0. The report is co-published by the , the , and the Liberales Institut at the. Selected countries rank as follows: Sweden 11 , United Kingdom 14 , United States 15 , Taiwan 19 , Japan 25 , South Korea 27 , Chile 28 , France 33 , South Africa 64 , Argentina 77 , Mexico 92 , India 94 , Brazil 109 , Russia 114 , Turkey 122 , China 126 , Saudi Arabia 149 , Iran 154 , Egypt 157 , Venezuela 161 , and Syria 162.

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Human Freedom Index

Human freedom index

The United States is ranked in 23rd place. Out of 17 regions, the highest levels of freedom are in Western Europe, Northern Europe, and North America Canada and the United States. The Freedom Index is included as part of the book Towards a Worldwide Index of Human Freedom, written by 13 academics and economists from Canada Fraser Institute , the United States Cato Institute, , Germany Liberales Institut, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main , and Russia Institute of Economic Analysis. This article contains a list of freedom indices produced by several that publish and maintain assessments of the state of in the world, according to their own various definitions of the term, and rank countries as being free, partly free, or using various measures of freedom, including civil liberties, political rights and economic rights. MaxRange defines the value corresponding to all states every month from 1789 to the present.

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Index of Freedom in the World

Human freedom index

Data: By and The index published here presents a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraint. Countries are assessed as free, partly free, or unfree. The Human Freedom Index Report gave more than 160 countries a rank in all three categories to determine which countries were the freest in the world. Other countries rank as follows: Germany 12 , Chile 18 , Japan 28 , France 33 , Singapore 43 , South Africa 70 , India 75 , Brazil 82 , Russia 111 , China 132 , Nigeria 139 , Saudi Arabia 141 , Venezuela 144 , Zimbabwe 149 , and Iran 152. Because freedom is inherently valuable and plays a role in human progress, it is worth measuring carefully. By and The index published here presents a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraint.

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