The Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom uses a set of objective economic criteria to study and grade various countries for the annual publication of the Index of Economic Freedom. The following list ranks countries based on the amount of economic restrictions placed upon individuals. Higher values indicate higher levels of restriction. Only nations of 200,000+ population included.
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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