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Variables: 2009 Civil Liberties Scale (1-7, lower is more freedom) (CL2009)1

Civil Liberties 2009: 1-7 (lower = more freedom)



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Afghanistan South-Central Asia 6
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe 3
Algeria Northern Africa 5
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe 1
Angola Middle Africa 5
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 2
Argentina South America 2
Armenia Western Asia 4
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 1
Austria Western Europe 1
Azerbaijan Western Asia 5
Bahamas, The Caribbean 1
Bahrain Western Asia 5
Bangladesh South-Central Asia 4
Barbados Caribbean 1
Belarus Eastern Europe 6
Belgium Western Europe 1
Belize Central America 2
Benin Western Africa 2
Bermuda Northern America
Bhutan South-Central Asia 5
Bolivia South America 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe 3
Botswana Southern Africa 2
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 2
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia 5
Bulgaria Eastern Europe 2
Burkina Faso Western Africa 3
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia 7
Burundi Eastern Africa 5
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 5
Cameroon Middle Africa 6
Canada Northern America 1
Cape Verde Western Africa 1
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa 5
Chad Middle Africa 6
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 1
China Eastern Asia 6
China-Tibet Eastern Asia 7
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America 4
Comoros Eastern Africa 4
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa 6
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa 5
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America 1
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 5
Croatia Southern Europe 2
Cuba Caribbean 6
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 1
Czech Republic Eastern Europe 1
Denmark Northern Europe 1
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa 5
Dominica Caribbean 1
Dominican Republic Caribbean 2
Ecuador South America 3
Egypt Northern Africa 5
El Salvador Central America 3
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa 7
Eritrea Eastern Africa 6
Estonia Northern Europe 1
Ethiopia Eastern Africa 5
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 4
Finland Northern Europe 1
France Western Europe 1
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa 4
Gambia, The Western Africa 4
Georgia Western Asia 4
Germany Western Europe 1
Ghana Western Africa 2
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 2
Greenland Northern America
Grenada Caribbean 2
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region)
Guatemala Central America 4
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa 5
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 4
Guyana South America 3
Haiti Caribbean 5
Honduras Central America 3
Hong Kong Eastern Asia 2
Hungary Eastern Europe 1
Iceland Northern Europe 1
India South-Central Asia 3
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 3
Iran South-Central Asia 6
Iraq Western Asia 6
Ireland Northern Europe 1
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 2
Italy Southern Europe 2
Jamaica Caribbean 3
Japan Eastern Asia 2
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 5
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia 5
Kenya Eastern Africa 3
Kiribati Micronesia (region) 1
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia 7
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia 2
Kosovo Southern Europe 5
Kuwait Western Asia 4
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia 4
Laos South-Eastern Asia 6
Latvia Northern Europe 1
Lebanon Western Asia 4
Lesotho Southern Africa 3
Liberia Western Africa 4
Libya Northern Africa 7
Liechtenstein Western Europe 1
Lithuania Northern Europe 1
Luxembourg Western Europe 1
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe 3
Madagascar Eastern Africa 3
Malawi Eastern Africa 4
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 4
Maldives South-Central Asia 4
Mali Western Africa 3
Malta Southern Europe 1
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region) 1
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa 5
Mauritius Eastern Africa 2
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 3
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region) 1
Moldova Eastern Europe 4
Monaco Western Europe 1
Mongolia Eastern Asia 2
Montenegro Southern Europe 3
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa 4
Mozambique Eastern Africa 3
Namibia Southern Africa 2
Nauru Micronesia (region) 1
Nepal South-Central Asia 4
Netherlands Western Europe 1
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand 1
Nicaragua Central America 3
Niger Western Africa 4
Nigeria Western Africa 4
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia 2
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 1
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 5
Oman Western Asia 5
Pakistan South-Central Asia 5
Palau Micronesia (region) 1
Panama Central America 2
Papua New Guinea Melanesia 3
Paraguay South America 3
Peru South America 3
Philippines South-Eastern Asia 3
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe 1
Portugal Southern Europe 1
Puerto Rico Caribbean 1
Qatar Western Asia 5
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe 2
Russia Eastern Europe 5
Rwanda Eastern Africa 5
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean
Saint Helena Western Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean 1
Saint Lucia Caribbean 1
Saint Martin Caribbean
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean 1
Samoa Polynesia 2
San Marino Southern Europe 1
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa 2
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 6
Senegal Western Africa 3
Serbia Southern Europe 2
Seychelles Eastern Africa 3
Sierra Leone Western Africa 3
Singapore South-Eastern Asia 4
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe 1
Slovenia Southern Europe 1
Solomon Islands Melanesia 3
Somalia Eastern Africa 7
Somaliland Eastern Africa 4
South Africa Southern Africa 2
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe 1
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 4
Sudan Northern Africa 7
Suriname South America 2
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa 5
Sweden Northern Europe 1
Switzerland Western Europe 1
Syria Western Asia 6
Taiwan Eastern Asia 1
Tajikistan South-Central Asia 5
Tanzania Eastern Africa 3
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 4
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia 4
Togo Western Africa 5
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia 3
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 2
Tunisia Northern Africa 5
Turkey Western Asia 3
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia 7
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia 1
Uganda Eastern Africa 4
Ukraine Eastern Europe 2
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 5
United Kingdom Northern Europe 1
United States (General) Northern America 1
Uruguay South America 1
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia 7
Vanuatu Melanesia 2
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America 4
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 5
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa 6
Yemen Western Asia 5
Zambia Eastern Africa 3
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 6


1 Freedom House is an independent non-governmental organization that offers measures of the extent to which governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, belief and respect for the rights of minorities and women are guaranteed. A dataset with these and the other international measures highlighted on the country pages can be downloaded from this website. Used with permission.

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