1972 Ranking
    1. Chad 7.00
    2. Iraq 7.00
    3. Central African Republic 7.00
    4. Congo (Brazzaville) 7.00
    5. Burundi 7.00
    6. Bulgaria 7.00
    7. Cuba 7.00
    8. Czechoslovakia 7.00
    9. North Korea 7.00
    10. China 7.00
    11. East Germany 7.00
    12. Syria 7.00
    13. South Yemen 7.00
    14. Uganda 7.00
    15. North Vietnam 7.00
    16. Guinea 7.00
    17. Mongolia 7.00
    18. Albania 7.00
    19. Libya 6.00
    20. Mauritania 6.00
    21. Philippines 6.00
    22. Haiti 6.00
    23. Congo (Kinshasa) 6.00
    24. Equatorial Guinea 6.00
    25. Panama 6.00
    26. Paraguay 6.00
    27. Ivory Coast 6.00
    28. Gabon 6.00
    29. Oman 6.00
    30. Egypt 6.00
    31. Malawi 6.00
    32. Niger 6.00
    33. Hungary 6.00
    34. Romania 6.00
    35. Poland 6.00
    36. Portugal 6.00
    37. Algeria 6.00
    38. Yugoslavia 6.00
    39. Soviet Union 6.00
    40. Iran 6.00
    41. Greece 6.00
    42. Ghana 6.00
    43. Tanzania 6.00
    44. Sudan 6.00
    45. Spain 6.00
    46. South Korea 6.00
    47. Somalia 6.00
    48. Jordan 6.00
    49. Senegal 6.00
    50. Saudi Arabia 6.00
    51. Rwanda 6.00
    52. Ethiopia 6.00
    53. Liberia 6.00
    54. Mali 6.00
    55. Laos 5.00
    56. Indonesia 5.00
    57. Afghanistan 5.00
    58. Burma (Myanmar) 5.00
    59. Namibia 5.00
    60. Nepal 5.00
    61. Pakistan 5.00
    62. Qatar 5.00
    63. Sierra Leone 5.00
    64. Singapore 5.00
    65. Taiwan 5.00
    66. Thailand 5.00
    67. Togo 5.00
    68. Tunisia 5.00
    69. United Arab Emirates 5.00
    70. South Vietnam 5.00
    71. Zambia 5.00
    72. Peru 5.00
    73. Zimbabwe 5.00
    74. Bahrain 5.00
    75. Brazil 5.00
    76. Benin 5.00
    77. Brunei 5.00
    78. Cambodia 5.00
    79. Uruguay 4.00
    80. Lesotho 4.00
    81. Nigeria 4.00
    82. Turkey 4.00
    83. Kuwait 4.00
    84. Burkina Faso 4.00
    85. Kenya 4.00
    86. Bangladesh 4.00
    87. Bolivia 4.00
    88. Botswana 4.00
    89. Cameroon 4.00
    90. North Yemen 4.00
    91. Bhutan 4.00
    92. Morocco 4.00
    93. Madagascar 3.00
    94. Malaysia 3.00
    95. Ecuador 3.00
    96. Sri Lanka 3.00
    97. El Salvador 3.00
    98. South Africa 3.00
    99. Mexico 3.00
    100. Nicaragua 3.00
    101. Cyprus 3.00
    102. Israel 3.00
    103. Honduras 3.00
    104. Guatemala 3.00
    105. India 3.00
    106. Argentina 3.00
    107. Andorra 3.00
    108. San Marino 2.00
    109. Nauru 2.00
    110. Samoa 2.00
    111. Dominican Republic 2.00
    112. Monaco 2.00
    113. Guyana 2.00
    114. Maldives 2.00
    115. Swaziland 2.00
    116. France 2.00
    117. Ireland 2.00
    118. Italy 2.00
    119. Jamaica 2.00
    120. Venezuela 2.00
    121. Tonga 2.00
    122. Lebanon 2.00
    123. Mauritius 2.00
    124. Gambia 2.00
    125. Liechtenstein 2.00
    126. Finland 2.00
    127. Fiji 2.00
    128. Chile 2.00
    129. Malta 2.00
    130. Colombia 2.00
    131. Barbados 1.00
    132. United Kingdom 1.00
    133. United States 1.00
    134. Austria 1.00
    135. Belgium 1.00
    136. Switzerland 1.00
    137. Sweden 1.00
    138. Australia 1.00
    139. Canada 1.00
    140. Costa Rica 1.00
    141. Norway 1.00
    142. Japan 1.00
    143. Luxembourg 1.00
    144. Iceland 1.00
    145. New Zealand 1.00
    146. West Germany 1.00
    147. Netherlands 1.00
    148. Denmark 1.00
    149. Azerbaijan 0.00
    150. Ukraine 0.00
    151. Bahamas 0.00
    152. Cape Verde 0.00
    153. Tuvalu 0.00
    154. Turkmenistan 0.00
    155. Kyrgyzstan 0.00
    156. Georgia 0.00
    157. Latvia 0.00
    158. Kosovo 0.00
    159. Uzbekistan 0.00
    160. Kiribati 0.00
    161. Kazakhstan 0.00
    162. Germany 0.00
    163. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 0.00
    164. Vanuatu 0.00
    165. Vietnam 0.00
    166. Armenia 0.00
    167. Yemen 0.00
    168. Grenada 0.00
    169. Angola 0.00
    170. Guinea Bissau 0.00
    171. Timor Leste 0.00
    172. Estonia 0.00
    173. Belarus 0.00
    174. Slovenia 0.00
    175. Papua New Guinea 0.00
    176. Russia 0.00
    177. Croatia 0.00
    178. Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.00
    179. Saint Lucia 0.00
    180. Palau 0.00
    181. Czech Republic 0.00
    182. Serbia 0.00
    183. Seychelles 0.00
    184. Djibouti 0.00
    185. Slovakia 0.00
    186. Solomon Islands 0.00
    187. Tajikistan 0.00
    188. Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.00
    189. Dominica 0.00
    190. South Sudan 0.00
    191. Mozambique 0.00
    192. Montenegro 0.00
    193. Moldova 0.00
    194. Suriname 0.00
    195. Micronesia 0.00
    196. Eritrea 0.00
    197. Marshall Islands 0.00
    198. Belize 0.00
    199. Comoros 0.00
    200. Lithuania 0.00
    2016 Ranking
    1. Equatorial Guinea 7.00
    2. Turkmenistan 7.00
    3. Saudi Arabia 7.00
    4. Somalia 7.00
    5. South Sudan 7.00
    6. Sudan 7.00
    7. Syria 7.00
    8. North Korea 7.00
    9. Central African Republic 7.00
    10. Eritrea 7.00
    11. Uzbekistan 7.00
    12. Congo (Kinshasa) 6.00
    13. Burundi 6.00
    14. China 6.00
    15. Chad 6.00
    16. Laos 6.00
    17. Cuba 6.00
    18. Cameroon 6.00
    19. Iraq 6.00
    20. Iran 6.00
    21. Gambia 6.00
    22. Ethiopia 6.00
    23. Libya 6.00
    24. Afghanistan 6.00
    25. Angola 6.00
    26. Russia 6.00
    27. Rwanda 6.00
    28. Yemen 6.00
    29. Tajikistan 6.00
    30. Belarus 6.00
    31. United Arab Emirates 6.00
    32. Azerbaijan 6.00
    33. Bahrain 6.00
    34. Qatar 5.00
    35. Jordan 5.00
    36. Venezuela 5.00
    37. Guinea 5.00
    38. Haiti 5.00
    39. Guinea Bissau 5.00
    40. Vietnam 5.00
    41. Gabon 5.00
    42. Kazakhstan 5.00
    43. Uganda 5.00
    44. Kuwait 5.00
    45. Kyrgyzstan 5.00
    46. Pakistan 5.00
    47. Maldives 5.00
    48. Mauritania 5.00
    49. Turkey 5.00
    50. Burma (Myanmar) 5.00
    51. Thailand 5.00
    52. Nigeria 5.00
    53. Swaziland 5.00
    54. Oman 5.00
    55. Zimbabwe 5.00
    56. Brunei 5.00
    57. Egypt 5.00
    58. Cambodia 5.00
    59. Algeria 5.00
    60. Congo (Brazzaville) 5.00
    61. Djibouti 5.00
    62. Niger 4.00
    63. Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.00
    64. Ivory Coast 4.00
    65. Bangladesh 4.00
    66. Lebanon 4.00
    67. Liberia 4.00
    68. Madagascar 4.00
    69. Malaysia 4.00
    70. Tanzania 4.00
    71. Mali 4.00
    72. Togo 4.00
    73. Kenya 4.00
    74. Morocco 4.00
    75. Mozambique 4.00
    76. Nepal 4.00
    77. Nicaragua 4.00
    78. Bhutan 4.00
    79. Sri Lanka 4.00
    80. Singapore 4.00
    81. Kosovo 4.00
    82. Comoros 4.00
    83. Zambia 4.00
    84. Honduras 4.00
    85. Guatemala 4.00
    86. Armenia 4.00
    87. Indonesia 4.00
    88. Ecuador 4.00
    89. Fiji 4.00
    90. Paraguay 3.00
    91. Peru 3.00
    92. Philippines 3.00
    93. Papua New Guinea 3.00
    94. Suriname 3.00
    95. Montenegro 3.00
    96. Moldova 3.00
    97. Mexico 3.00
    98. Burkina Faso 3.00
    99. Colombia 3.00
    100. Timor Leste 3.00
    101. El Salvador 3.00
    102. Dominican Republic 3.00
    103. Georgia 3.00
    104. Guyana 3.00
    105. Malawi 3.00
    106. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.00
    107. Jamaica 3.00
    108. Albania 3.00
    109. Tunisia 3.00
    110. Bolivia 3.00
    111. Ukraine 3.00
    112. Lesotho 3.00
    113. India 3.00
    114. Sierra Leone 3.00
    115. Seychelles 3.00
    116. Serbia 2.00
    117. South Africa 2.00
    118. Panama 2.00
    119. South Korea 2.00
    120. Bulgaria 2.00
    121. Poland 2.00
    122. Senegal 2.00
    123. Botswana 2.00
    124. Benin 2.00
    125. Romania 2.00
    126. France 2.00
    127. Brazil 2.00
    128. Samoa 2.00
    129. Israel 2.00
    130. Solomon Islands 2.00
    131. Mauritius 2.00
    132. Latvia 2.00
    133. Tonga 2.00
    134. Croatia 2.00
    135. Vanuatu 2.00
    136. Grenada 2.00
    137. Mongolia 2.00
    138. Greece 2.00
    139. Ghana 2.00
    140. Namibia 2.00
    141. Nauru 2.00
    142. Argentina 2.00
    143. Belize 2.00
    144. Hungary 2.00
    145. United Kingdom 1.00
    146. Bahamas 1.00
    147. United States 1.00
    148. Tuvalu 1.00
    149. Austria 1.00
    150. Sweden 1.00
    151. Uruguay 1.00
    152. Spain 1.00
    153. Switzerland 1.00
    154. Barbados 1.00
    155. Australia 1.00
    156. Taiwan 1.00
    157. Andorra 1.00
    158. Belgium 1.00
    159. Estonia 1.00
    160. Slovenia 1.00
    161. Luxembourg 1.00
    162. Finland 1.00
    163. Germany 1.00
    164. Dominica 1.00
    165. Iceland 1.00
    166. Denmark 1.00
    167. Ireland 1.00
    168. Italy 1.00
    169. Japan 1.00
    170. Czech Republic 1.00
    171. Cyprus 1.00
    172. Slovakia 1.00
    173. Costa Rica 1.00
    174. Liechtenstein 1.00
    175. Kiribati 1.00
    176. Malta 1.00
    177. Norway 1.00
    178. San Marino 1.00
    179. Saint Lucia 1.00
    180. Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.00
    181. Portugal 1.00
    182. Marshall Islands 1.00
    183. Palau 1.00
    184. Lithuania 1.00
    185. Canada 1.00
    186. Cape Verde 1.00
    187. New Zealand 1.00
    188. Netherlands 1.00
    189. Chile 1.00
    190. Monaco 1.00
    191. Micronesia 1.00
    192. Czechoslovakia 0.00
    193. West Germany 0.00
    194. East Germany 0.00
    195. North Vietnam 0.00
    196. South Vietnam 0.00
    197. North Yemen 0.00
    198. South Yemen 0.00
    199. Yugoslavia 0.00
    200. Soviet Union 0.00

    Civil liberties allow for the freedoms of expression and belief, associational and organizational rights, rule of law, and personal autonomy without interference from the state. Civil liberties are measured on a one-to-seven scale, with one representing the highest degree of freedom and seven the lowest.

    Source: Freedom House, Freedom in the World Country Ratings