Average sense of freedom of choice and control

scale 1-10, 1984–2020

Info Edit
Country1984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Albania4.544.795.045.295.545.795.855.925.986.046.106.176.236.296.366.426.486.546.616.676.736.79
Algeria6.226.256.276.296.316.346.366.386.406.436.45
Andorra7.717.697.687.667.647.627.617.597.577.557.547.52
Azerbaijan5.345.465.595.715.845.976.096.226.346.476.606.726.856.977.107.237.066.896.726.566.396.22
Argentina6.236.316.396.466.546.616.696.776.846.926.996.976.946.916.896.866.906.956.997.037.077.157.237.317.387.467.417.357.307.257.207.267.327.387.457.517.57
Armenia5.435.505.585.655.725.805.875.946.016.096.166.236.306.386.456.526.596.676.746.816.896.96
Australia7.007.037.067.107.137.177.207.237.277.307.337.377.407.447.477.507.517.527.527.537.537.547.557.557.567.567.557.547.527.517.507.487.477.467.457.437.42
Austria7.10
Bangladesh4.994.964.934.904.884.855.005.155.305.455.615.765.916.066.216.366.526.676.826.977.127.28
Bolivia7.33
Bosnia and Herzegovina5.635.765.906.036.176.306.406.496.586.676.776.866.957.047.147.237.327.417.517.607.697.79
Brazil7.167.207.247.287.327.367.397.437.467.497.527.557.597.627.657.687.677.657.637.627.607.567.527.487.447.397.35
Bulgaria4.824.915.005.095.185.275.365.455.555.645.735.765.795.825.865.895.925.965.996.026.056.09
Burkina Faso5.17
Burma (Myanmar)6.73
Belarus4.925.015.095.175.265.345.435.515.605.685.765.855.936.026.106.186.346.496.646.796.947.10
Canada7.167.207.237.277.307.347.377.417.447.487.527.527.537.547.557.567.567.577.587.597.607.597.587.577.567.56
Chile7.037.047.067.087.097.117.117.107.107.107.107.077.037.006.966.936.977.017.057.097.137.167.197.227.257.287.31
China7.006.926.836.756.676.596.616.636.656.676.686.716.746.776.806.836.816.806.796.786.776.816.856.896.936.977.02
Colombia7.887.897.907.917.927.937.947.957.967.977.988.018.048.078.108.138.138.138.128.128.128.12
Croatia6.396.436.476.526.566.606.646.686.726.766.806.846.886.926.977.017.057.097.137.177.217.25
Cyprus7.487.487.497.497.507.507.377.237.106.966.836.69
Czech Republic6.026.086.136.196.246.306.336.366.406.436.466.496.536.566.596.636.666.696.726.766.796.826.866.896.926.966.99
Denmark7.67
Dominican Republic7.17
Ecuador7.857.797.737.677.617.557.49
El Salvador7.18
Ethiopia6.156.266.386.506.616.736.846.967.087.197.317.43
Estonia5.915.935.965.986.016.036.056.086.106.136.156.176.206.226.256.276.396.516.626.746.866.98
Finland7.577.577.587.587.597.597.607.607.607.617.617.627.627.637.637.647.627.607.587.577.557.537.517.507.487.467.487.507.517.537.557.567.587.607.617.637.65
France6.676.696.716.746.766.796.816.846.866.886.916.93
Georgia6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.036.066.096.126.156.186.216.256.286.316.34
Germany6.916.896.876.856.836.816.796.776.756.736.716.726.746.756.776.786.836.896.946.997.047.09
Ghana7.027.077.137.187.237.28
Greece5.98
Guatemala7.407.437.467.497.527.567.597.627.657.687.717.75
Haiti4.99
Hong Kong6.256.376.506.626.746.876.836.796.756.716.676.63
Hungary6.546.526.506.486.466.446.426.406.386.366.346.326.306.286.266.256.206.166.116.076.035.985.945.905.855.815.916.026.126.226.336.436.536.646.746.846.95
Iceland7.68
India6.146.015.875.745.615.485.355.225.094.964.835.035.235.435.635.846.036.236.436.636.83
Indonesia6.856.846.836.836.826.826.896.967.037.107.187.257.327.397.467.547.61
Iran6.266.416.576.736.897.057.037.027.006.996.986.966.956.936.926.906.89
Iraq5.915.785.645.515.385.245.495.746.006.256.506.556.596.646.696.746.78
Italy6.176.256.326.406.486.556.636.716.786.866.947.01
Japan4.554.584.624.654.684.714.754.784.814.844.884.985.095.195.305.415.465.515.575.625.675.685.695.705.715.725.665.595.535.475.415.485.555.625.695.775.84
Kazakhstan7.036.956.876.786.706.616.53
Jordan7.187.257.337.407.477.547.487.437.387.327.277.297.307.327.347.367.38
South Korea4.805.065.325.585.846.106.366.626.887.147.397.337.267.207.137.077.006.936.876.806.746.736.726.716.706.696.676.646.616.586.566.636.706.776.846.916.98
Kyrgyzstan7.027.067.107.137.177.207.247.277.317.347.387.417.437.467.487.517.54
Lebanon6.956.776.596.426.246.065.89
Latvia5.38
Libya7.19
Lithuania5.865.915.976.036.096.156.216.276.336.396.456.516.576.636.696.756.816.876.936.997.057.11
Macau6.45
Malaysia7.307.347.387.427.467.507.457.407.347.297.247.19
Mali5.72
Mexico7.587.537.487.447.397.357.307.257.217.167.127.177.237.297.357.417.417.417.417.417.417.557.687.817.948.088.148.208.278.338.408.368.328.288.248.208.17
Moldova5.615.625.635.635.645.645.896.136.376.616.85
Montenegro6.176.005.845.675.515.345.485.625.765.906.046.186.326.466.606.746.887.027.167.307.447.58
Morocco5.945.805.655.515.375.235.275.305.345.385.42
Netherlands6.636.616.586.566.546.526.586.646.706.776.836.89
New Zealand7.467.467.477.477.477.477.487.487.487.487.497.507.527.537.547.567.537.507.477.437.407.37
Nicaragua7.99
Nigeria6.596.636.676.706.746.786.836.886.936.977.027.047.067.087.107.127.147.167.187.207.227.147.066.986.906.826.74
Norway7.127.177.237.287.347.397.457.507.567.617.677.677.677.677.677.677.687.687.687.687.687.68
Pakistan3.573.944.324.705.085.455.836.216.586.967.347.397.447.497.547.597.64
West Bank and Gaza6.80
Peru6.446.576.716.846.987.117.097.077.057.037.017.077.137.207.267.327.387.437.487.547.597.64
Philippines7.036.986.936.896.846.806.866.926.987.057.117.177.237.297.367.427.297.167.046.916.786.66
Poland6.116.136.146.156.176.186.196.216.226.236.256.266.286.296.306.326.376.426.466.516.566.626.686.746.806.866.92
Puerto Rico8.228.238.238.248.248.248.258.268.278.288.298.308.308.318.328.338.348.358.358.368.378.38
Qatar7.92
Romania6.006.126.246.366.486.606.726.846.977.097.217.327.437.547.657.777.727.687.647.597.557.51
Russia5.845.695.545.395.245.095.275.445.625.795.966.146.316.496.666.846.616.386.155.925.695.825.946.076.206.336.45
Rwanda6.456.536.616.696.776.85
Serbia5.815.805.795.785.775.765.875.986.096.206.316.346.376.406.436.466.496.526.556.586.616.64
Singapore7.067.037.006.976.946.916.886.856.826.796.76
Slovakia5.945.996.056.106.156.206.256.296.336.386.426.476.516.566.606.646.696.736.786.826.876.916.957.007.047.097.13
South Africa5.945.996.046.106.156.206.256.316.366.416.466.406.336.276.206.146.256.376.486.606.716.867.027.177.337.487.397.307.217.127.03
Vietnam7.357.247.137.026.916.806.917.037.147.267.377.497.607.727.837.958.06
Slovenia6.836.896.946.997.057.107.167.217.267.327.377.477.567.667.767.857.817.777.727.687.637.59
Zambia6.92
Zimbabwe5.825.885.946.006.066.126.186.246.306.376.436.566.696.826.957.087.22
Spain6.586.486.396.296.196.106.176.256.326.406.486.506.526.546.576.596.616.636.656.676.696.806.917.017.127.237.33
Sweden6.886.936.997.047.097.157.207.267.317.377.427.377.337.287.247.197.237.267.297.337.367.447.537.617.707.787.747.707.667.627.587.597.607.617.637.647.65
Switzerland7.287.267.257.237.227.207.247.277.317.357.387.427.467.497.537.577.557.527.507.487.467.447.427.407.387.367.34
Tanzania5.70
Thailand6.887.007.127.257.377.497.267.036.806.576.356.12
Trinidad and Tobago7.927.957.998.038.078.11
Tunisia6.416.376.336.296.256.216.18
Turkey4.394.564.734.905.065.235.646.056.466.877.287.277.277.267.267.257.147.036.926.816.696.58
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)5.545.565.575.585.595.605.705.795.885.976.066.166.256.346.436.526.626.716.806.896.987.08
Egypt5.435.565.695.825.946.076.136.196.256.306.366.376.386.396.406.416.42
Uganda6.47
Uruguay6.866.937.017.087.157.227.297.377.447.517.587.577.567.547.537.52
Ukraine4.524.664.804.945.085.225.365.495.635.775.916.046.176.296.426.55
United Kingdom7.197.217.227.237.247.257.277.287.297.307.327.33
United States7.337.357.377.397.417.447.467.487.507.537.557.547.547.547.537.537.627.717.807.897.987.887.787.697.597.497.527.557.587.607.637.647.657.677.687.697.70
Uzbekistan7.61
Yemen5.99
Saudi Arabia6.48
Kuwait7.75
Tajikistan7.49

Respondents were asked to indicate how much freedom of choice and control they felt they had over the way their life turns out on a scale from 1-10, where a value of 1 means “none at all” and a value of 10 means “a great deal.” This dataset reflects the averaged value of free choice and control respondents felt over their lives.

Source: World Values Survey