Political Rights (2009)
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The following list ranks regions based on the extent of their rights and liberties as measured by the Freedom House Political Rights index. A higher score indicates fewer political rights and freedoms with a range of 1 to 7.

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1Northern Africa 6.4
2Middle Africa 5.7
3South-Eastern Asia 5.1
4South-Central Asia 4.9
5Western Asia 4.8
6Eastern Africa 4.5
7Eastern Asia 4.0
7Melanesia 4.0
8Western Africa 3.8
9The World 3.4
10Southern Africa 3.0
11Eastern Europe 2.8
12South America 2.3
13Southern Europe 2.1
14Central America 2.1
15Caribbean 2.0
16Western Europe 1.1
17Northern Europe 1.1
18Australia/New Zealand 1.0
18Micronesia (Region) 1.0
18Northern America 1.0
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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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