Political Rights (2009)
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The following list ranks regions based on the extent of their rights and liberties as measured by the Freedom House Political Rights index. A higher score indicates fewer political rights and freedoms with a range of 1 to 7.

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18Australia/New Zealand 1.0
15Caribbean 2.0
14Central America 2.1
6Eastern Africa 4.5
7Eastern Asia 4.0
11Eastern Europe 2.8
7Melanesia 4.0
18Micronesia (Region) 1.0
2Middle Africa 5.7
1Northern Africa 6.4
18Northern America 1.0
17Northern Europe 1.1
--Polynesia --
12South America 2.3
4South-Central Asia 4.9
3South-Eastern Asia 5.1
10Southern Africa 3.0
13Southern Europe 2.1
9The World 3.4
8Western Africa 3.8
5Western Asia 4.8
16Western Europe 1.1


The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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