Average sense of freedom of choice and control

scale 1-10, 1984–2020

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    1984 Ranking
    1. Mexico 7.58
    2. Finland 7.57
    3. United States 7.33
    4. Canada 7.16
    5. Australia 7.00
    6. Sweden 6.88
    7. Hungary 6.54
    8. Argentina 6.23
    9. South Africa 5.94
    10. South Korea 4.80
    11. Japan 4.55
    2020 Ranking
    1. Puerto Rico 8.38
    2. Mexico 8.17
    3. Colombia 8.12
    4. Vietnam 8.06
    5. Nicaragua 7.99
    6. Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.79
    7. Guatemala 7.75
    8. United States 7.70
    9. Iceland 7.68
    10. Norway 7.68
    11. Denmark 7.67
    12. Sweden 7.65
    13. Finland 7.65
    14. Peru 7.64
    15. Pakistan 7.64
    16. Indonesia 7.61
    17. Slovenia 7.59
    18. Montenegro 7.58
    19. Argentina 7.57
    20. Kyrgyzstan 7.54
    21. Andorra 7.52
    22. Romania 7.51
    23. Ecuador 7.49
    24. Tajikistan 7.49
    25. Ethiopia 7.43
    26. Australia 7.42
    27. Jordan 7.38
    28. New Zealand 7.37
    29. Brazil 7.35
    30. Switzerland 7.34
    31. Bolivia 7.33
    32. Spain 7.33
    33. United Kingdom 7.33
    34. Chile 7.31
    35. Bangladesh 7.28
    36. Croatia 7.25
    37. Zimbabwe 7.22
    38. Malaysia 7.19
    39. Slovakia 7.13
    40. Lithuania 7.11
    41. Austria 7.10
    42. Belarus 7.10
    43. Germany 7.09
    44. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 7.08
    45. China 7.02
    46. Italy 7.01
    47. Czech Republic 6.99
    48. South Korea 6.98
    49. Estonia 6.98
    50. Armenia 6.96
    51. Hungary 6.95
    52. France 6.93
    53. Poland 6.92
    54. Netherlands 6.89
    55. Iran 6.89
    56. Albania 6.79
    57. Iraq 6.78
    58. Nigeria 6.74
    59. Burma (Myanmar) 6.73
    60. Cyprus 6.69
    61. Philippines 6.66
    62. Serbia 6.64
    63. Hong Kong 6.63
    64. Turkey 6.58
    65. Kazakhstan 6.53
    66. Russia 6.45
    67. Macau 6.45
    68. Egypt 6.42
    69. Georgia 6.34
    70. Azerbaijan 6.22
    71. Tunisia 6.18
    72. Thailand 6.12
    73. Bulgaria 6.09
    74. Greece 5.98
    75. Lebanon 5.89
    76. Japan 5.84

    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