Political Rights Scale (2005)
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The following list ranks regions based on the extent of their rights and liberties as measured by the Political Rights Scale. A higher score indicates fewer political rights and freedoms with a range of 1 to 7.

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RankingRegionRate
19Australia/New Zealand 1.0
13Caribbean 2.4
15Central America 2.1
6Eastern Africa 4.4
8Eastern Asia 3.3
11Eastern Europe 2.8
10Melanesia 3.0
19Micronesia (Region) 1.0
2Middle Africa 5.4
1Northern Africa 6.2
19Northern America 1.0
18Northern Europe 1.1
12Polynesia 2.7
14South America 2.3
3South-Central Asia 5.4
5South-Eastern Asia 4.7
11Southern Africa 2.8
16Southern Europe 1.8
9The World 3.0
7Western Africa 3.9
4Western Asia 4.9
17Western Europe 1.1


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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