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December 13, 2010

Democracy Ranking 2010 (Scores)
Total
Total
Rank
Score
Score
Rank
2008-2009
2005-2006 2008-2009 loss/gain
1
Norway
+1
87.29
89.25
2
Sweden
-1
87.94
88.18
3
Finland
0
85.19
86.45
4
Switzerland
+1
83.39
86.05
5
Denmark
-1
83.63
84.25
6
New Zealand
+1
81.21
82.82
7
Netherlands
-1
81.24
82.77
8
Ireland
+1
80.40
82.41
9
Germany
+1
80.23
80.72
10
United Kingdom
-2
80.63
80.61
11
Austria
0
78.67
79.30
12
Australia
0
77.88
78.91
13
Belgium
+2
77.06
78.73
14
Canada
-1
77.71
78.73
15
United States (of America)
+1
76.59
78.30
16
Spain
-2
77.12
77.99
17
France
0
74.64
76.89
18
Portugal
0
74.30
75.40
19
Slovenia
+1
72.19
74.46
20
Japan
-1
73.08
73.61
21
Uruguay
+6
68.44
72.25
22
Estonia
0
70.94
72.18
23
Israel
-2
71.31
72.13
24
Lithuania
-1
70.25
70.91
25
Czech Republic
+3
68.02
70.67
26
Italy
-2
69.62
70.63
27
Latvia
-2
69.32
70.00
28
Chile
+2
67.48
69.66
29
Costa Rica
+2
67.26
69.59
30
Poland
+4
65.35
69.23
31
Greece
-2
67.82
69.10
32
Hungary
-6
68.73
69.05
33
Korea, Rep. (South Korea)
-1
66.90
67.94
34
Slovak Republic
+1
65.31
67.53
35
Croatia
-2
65.63
66.52
36
Mauritius
0
63.35
65.00
37
Panama
+1
62.19
64.03
38
Argentina
+1
61.00
62.54
39
Bulgaria
-2
62.49
62.36
40
Romania
+3
58.22
61.85
41
Peru
0
58.46
60.66
42
Singapore
-2
58.75
60.06
43
Brazil
-1
58.37
59.67
44
Trinidad and Tobago
+8
54.13
58.27
45
El Salvador
+1
56.76
57.98
46
Dominican Republic
+1
56.46
57.78
47
Serbia
+11
51.80
57.67
48
Jamaica
0
56.28
57.49

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© David F.at/wiho Paul Pölzlbauer p.thorsten@arcor. Barth barth.ac.campbell@uni-klu. David F. Campbell University of Klagenfurt Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies (iff) Institute of Science Communication and Higher Education Research (WIHO) david. Barth Green: Country is among the 10 best Red: Country is among the 10 worst December 13.at Thorsten D. J.ac. Vienna: Democracy Ranking.at http://www.de Recommended citation: Campbell.uni-klu. scores for the Russian Federation and China are “virtual scores”. J. Therefore. J. Democracy Ranking 2010 (Scores). Barth (2010). / Paul Pölzlbauer / Thorsten D. 3 . 2010 Green: Within the highest third of all countries Green: Within the highest third of all countries Blue: Within the medium third of all countries Blue: Within the medium third of all countries Red: Within the lowest third of all countries Red: Within the lowest third of all countries Green: Country has gained in rank since the previous period White: Country's rank has remained stable over the two periods Red: Country has lost in rank since the previous period Please note: The Democracy Ranking covers countries that are categorized by Freedom House as “free” or “partly free”. David F.poelzlbauer@gmx. Campbell / Paul Pölzlbauer / Thorsten D.