Political Rights (2009)
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The following list ranks nations (population 200,000+) 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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RankingNationScore
3Afghanistan 5.0
5Albania 3.0
2Algeria 6.0
2Angola 6.0
6Argentina 2.0
2Armenia 6.0
7Australia 1.0
7Austria 1.0
2Azerbaijan 6.0
7Bahamas, The 1.0
3Bahrain 5.0
4Bangladesh 4.0
7Barbados 1.0
1Belarus 7.0
7Belgium 1.0
7Belize 1.0
6Benin 2.0
4Bhutan 4.0
5Bolivia 3.0
4Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.0
6Botswana 2.0
6Brazil 2.0
2Brunei 6.0
6Bulgaria 2.0
3Burkina Faso 5.0
1Burma (Myanmar) 7.0
4Burundi 4.0
2Cambodia 6.0
2Cameroon 6.0
7Canada 1.0
7Cape Verde 1.0
3Central African Republic 5.0
1Chad 7.0
7Chile 1.0
1China 7.0
5Colombia 3.0
5Comoros 3.0
2Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.0
2Congo, Republic of the 6.0
7Costa Rica 1.0
2Cote d'Ivoire 6.0
6Croatia 2.0
1Cuba 7.0
7Cyprus 1.0
7Czech Republic 1.0
7Denmark 1.0
3Djibouti 5.0
6Dominican Republic 2.0
5Ecuador 3.0
2Egypt 6.0
6El Salvador 2.0
1Equatorial Guinea 7.0
1Eritrea 7.0
7Estonia 1.0
3Ethiopia 5.0
2Fiji 6.0
7Finland 1.0
7France 1.0
--French Guiana --
--French Polynesia --
2Gabon 6.0
3Gambia, The 5.0
4Georgia 4.0
7Germany 1.0
7Ghana 1.0
7Greece 1.0
--Guadeloupe --
5Guatemala 3.0
1Guinea 7.0
4Guinea-Bissau 4.0
6Guyana 2.0
4Haiti 4.0
5Honduras 3.0
3Hong Kong 5.0
7Hungary 1.0
7Iceland 1.0
6India 2.0
6Indonesia 2.0
2Iran 6.0
2Iraq 6.0
7Ireland 1.0
7Israel 1.0
2Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 6.0
7Italy 1.0
6Jamaica 2.0
7Japan 1.0
3Jordan 5.0
2Kazakhstan 6.0
4Kenya 4.0
1Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 7.0
7Korea, (South) Republic of 1.0
2Kosovo 6.0
4Kuwait 4.0
3Kyrgyzstan 5.0
1Laos 7.0
6Latvia 2.0
3Lebanon 5.0
6Lesotho 2.0
5Liberia 3.0
1Libya 7.0
7Lithuania 1.0
7Luxembourg 1.0
--Macau --
5Macedonia 3.0
4Madagascar 4.0
4Malawi 4.0
4Malaysia 4.0
4Maldives 4.0
6Mali 2.0
7Malta 1.0
--Martinique --
2Mauritania 6.0
7Mauritius 1.0
--Mayotte --
6Mexico 2.0
4Moldova 4.0
6Mongolia 2.0
5Montenegro 3.0
3Morocco 5.0
5Mozambique 3.0
6Namibia 2.0
4Nepal 4.0
7Netherlands 1.0
--New Caledonia --
7New Zealand 1.0
4Nicaragua 4.0
5Niger 3.0
3Nigeria 5.0
7Norway 1.0
2Oman 6.0
4Pakistan 4.0
7Panama 1.0
4Papua New Guinea 4.0
5Paraguay 3.0
6Peru 2.0
4Philippines 4.0
7Poland 1.0
7Portugal 1.0
7Puerto Rico 1.0
2Qatar 6.0
--Reunion --
6Romania 2.0
2Russia 6.0
2Rwanda 6.0
1Saudi Arabia 7.0
5Senegal 3.0
5Serbia 3.0
5Sierra Leone 3.0
3Singapore 5.0
7Slovakia 1.0
7Slovenia 1.0
4Solomon Islands 4.0
1Somalia 7.0
6South Africa 2.0
7Spain 1.0
4Sri Lanka 4.0
1Sudan 7.0
6Suriname 2.0
1Swaziland 7.0
7Sweden 1.0
7Switzerland 1.0
1Syria 7.0
6Taiwan 2.0
2Tajikistan 6.0
4Tanzania 4.0
3Thailand 5.0
5Timor-Leste 3.0
3Togo 5.0
6Trinidad and Tobago 2.0
1Tunisia 7.0
5Turkey 3.0
1Turkmenistan 7.0
3Uganda 5.0
5Ukraine 3.0
2United Arab Emirates 6.0
7United Kingdom 1.0
7United States (General) 1.0
7Uruguay 1.0
1Uzbekistan 7.0
6Vanuatu 2.0
4Venezuela 4.0
1Vietnam 7.0
1Western Sahara 7.0
3Yemen 5.0
5Zambia 3.0
1Zimbabwe 7.0


Source

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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