How Free is the World? Freedom is Declining #globalfreedom #freedomhouse

Freedom in the World Key REPORT Findings

*With populist and nationalist forces making significant gains in democratic states, 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom.

*There were setbacks in political rights, civil liberties, or both, in a number of countries rated “Free” by the report, including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain,  Tunisia, and the United States.

*Of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45 percent) were rated Free, 59 (30 percent) Partly Free, and 49 (25 percent) Not Free.

Table of Country Scores Here

*The Middle East and North Africa region had the worst ratings in the world in 2016, followed closely by Eurasia.

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