Political Rights Scale (2005)
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The following list ranks nations (population 200,000+) 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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RankingNationPolitical Rights
1Belarus 7.0
1Burma (Myanmar) 7.0
1China 7.0
1Cuba 7.0
1Equatorial Guinea 7.0
1Eritrea 7.0
1Haiti 7.0
1Iraq 7.0
1Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 7.0
1Laos 7.0
1Libya 7.0
1Saudi Arabia 7.0
1Sudan 7.0
1Swaziland 7.0
1Syria 7.0
1Turkmenistan 7.0
1Uzbekistan 7.0
1Vietnam 7.0
1Zimbabwe 7.0
2Algeria 6.0
2Angola 6.0
2Azerbaijan 6.0
2Bhutan 6.0
2Brunei 6.0
2Cambodia 6.0
2Cameroon 6.0
2Central African Republic 6.0
2Chad 6.0
2Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.0
2Cote d'Ivoire 6.0
2Egypt 6.0
2Guinea 6.0
2Iran 6.0
2Kazakhstan 6.0
2Kyrgyzstan 6.0
2Lebanon 6.0
2Maldives 6.0
2Mauritania 6.0
2Oman 6.0
2Pakistan 6.0
2Qatar 6.0
2Russia 6.0
2Rwanda 6.0
2Somalia 6.0
2Tajikistan 6.0
2Togo 6.0
2Tunisia 6.0
2United Arab Emirates 6.0
3Afghanistan 5.0
3Armenia 5.0
3Bahrain 5.0
3Burkina Faso 5.0
3Burundi 5.0
3Congo, Republic of the 5.0
3Djibouti 5.0
3Ethiopia 5.0
3Gabon 5.0
3Jordan 5.0
3Liberia 5.0
3Morocco 5.0
3Nepal 5.0
3Singapore 5.0
3Uganda 5.0
3Yemen 5.0
4Bangladesh 4.0
4Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.0
4Colombia 4.0
4Comoros 4.0
4Fiji 4.0
4Gambia, The 4.0
4Guatemala 4.0
4Guinea-Bissau 4.0
4Kuwait 4.0
4Malawi 4.0
4Malaysia 4.0
4Nigeria 4.0
4Sierra Leone 4.0
4Tanzania 4.0
4Ukraine 4.0
4Zambia 4.0
5Albania 3.0
5Bolivia 3.0
5Ecuador 3.0
5Georgia 3.0
5Honduras 3.0
5Indonesia 3.0
5Kenya 3.0
5Macedonia 3.0
5Madagascar 3.0
5Moldova 3.0
5Mozambique 3.0
5Nicaragua 3.0
5Niger 3.0
5Papua New Guinea 3.0
5Paraguay 3.0
5Romania 3.0
5Solomon Islands 3.0
5Sri Lanka 3.0
5Timor-Leste 3.0
5Trinidad and Tobago 3.0
5Turkey 3.0
5Venezuela 3.0
6Argentina 2.0
6Benin 2.0
6Botswana 2.0
6Brazil 2.0
6Croatia 2.0
6Dominican Republic 2.0
6El Salvador 2.0
6Ghana 2.0
6Guyana 2.0
6India 2.0
6Jamaica 2.0
6Lesotho 2.0
6Lithuania 2.0
6Mali 2.0
6Mexico 2.0
6Mongolia 2.0
6Namibia 2.0
6Peru 2.0
6Philippines 2.0
6Senegal 2.0
6Taiwan 2.0
6Thailand 2.0
6Vanuatu 2.0
7Australia 1.0
7Austria 1.0
7Bahamas, The 1.0
7Barbados 1.0
7Belgium 1.0
7Belize 1.0
7Bulgaria 1.0
7Canada 1.0
7Cape Verde 1.0
7Chile 1.0
7Costa Rica 1.0
7Cyprus 1.0
7Czech Republic 1.0
7Denmark 1.0
7Estonia 1.0
7Finland 1.0
7France 1.0
7Germany 1.0
7Greece 1.0
7Hungary 1.0
7Iceland 1.0
7Ireland 1.0
7Israel 1.0
7Italy 1.0
7Japan 1.0
7Korea, (South) Republic of 1.0
7Latvia 1.0
7Luxembourg 1.0
7Malta 1.0
7Mauritius 1.0
7Netherlands 1.0
7New Zealand 1.0
7Norway 1.0
7Panama 1.0
7Poland 1.0
7Portugal 1.0
7Slovakia 1.0
7Slovenia 1.0
7South Africa 1.0
7Spain 1.0
7Suriname 1.0
7Sweden 1.0
7Switzerland 1.0
7United Kingdom 1.0
7United States (General) 1.0
7Uruguay 1.0
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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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