25 days ago • Posted by Martin Boujol
Current State of Democracy
The Economic Democracy Index rates countries every year based on their government form. In the latest data, we find 23 countries that are deemed to be "fully democratic", including Scandinavia, many European countries, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Uruguay, Chile and more. France and Portugal had to go back to a flawed status after recent events. What's concerning is that the world average dropped to 5.37 from 5.44 last year, with countries like Benin, Laos, Libya, France and Portugal going down the ladder.
Source: Statista, The Economist Intelligence Unit