Global State of Democracy Indices

The Global State of Democracy Indices depict democratic trends at the country, regional and global levels across 29 aspects of democracy from 1975–2020, updated annually.

The Indices measure democratic performance for 165 countries around the world. They help policy-makers, analysts, scholars, journalists and civil society to assess and compare the quality of democracy. The Indices can also be used to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The GSoD Indices are aggregated from 116 individual indicators, drawn from 12 different data sources of which the Varieties of Democracy data set is the largest. All scoring runs from 0 to 1, with 0 representing the lowest achievement in the whole sample and 1 the highest. Country and regional scores, trend graphs and country profiles can be downloaded from the GSoD Indices interactive website.


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