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


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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