Government powers are subject to nongovernmental checks

scale 0-1, 2012–2018

Info Edit
Country2012201320142015201620172018
Afghanistan0.600.590.580.570.56
Albania0.610.580.550.570.560.570.57
Antigua and Barbuda0.590.590.59
Argentina0.540.590.630.630.730.750.77
Australia0.880.870.860.840.830.830.83
Austria0.900.910.920.890.890.870.85
Bahamas0.660.670.68
Bangladesh0.420.410.400.380.310.310.31
Barbados0.720.710.71
Belarus0.250.260.270.230.250.250.24
Belgium0.760.790.820.830.810.800.80
Belize0.550.560.560.56
Bolivia0.410.430.450.490.480.470.46
Bosnia and Herzegovina0.550.560.570.600.600.520.44
Botswana0.760.760.760.610.500.490.48
Brazil0.730.730.740.680.680.640.59
Bulgaria0.680.670.660.650.650.630.62
Burkina Faso0.500.510.510.530.570.590.62
Cambodia0.360.380.400.370.330.330.33
Cameroon0.360.410.460.490.410.390.37
Canada0.760.780.800.820.850.850.85
Chile0.740.750.760.790.790.750.72
China0.110.090.080.120.140.140.14
Colombia0.610.600.590.590.610.600.59
Costa Rica0.830.830.830.83
Ivory Coast0.450.450.440.490.450.410.37
Croatia0.680.640.610.610.690.690.68
Czech Republic0.740.750.760.780.790.750.72
Denmark0.950.950.950.970.970.970.97
Dominica0.540.540.53
Dominican Republic0.720.700.670.660.620.630.64
Ecuador0.510.510.510.440.430.450.48
Egypt0.600.510.430.210.110.130.16
El Salvador0.630.630.620.630.590.580.56
Estonia0.770.780.790.790.780.790.79
Ethiopia0.250.260.260.280.270.240.22
Finland0.880.890.900.910.930.920.91
France0.830.820.820.820.780.770.76
Georgia0.580.610.640.730.730.700.67
Germany0.800.850.900.910.870.870.86
Ghana0.850.830.800.790.830.840.84
Greece0.730.740.750.680.650.670.68
Grenada0.620.630.63
Guatemala0.660.650.640.630.640.640.65
Guyana0.590.590.60
Honduras0.550.550.520.49
Hong Kong0.500.500.500.510.500.540.59
Hungary0.710.720.720.490.470.480.49
India0.720.700.680.690.690.670.65
Indonesia0.730.740.740.740.740.700.67
Iran0.310.270.230.220.320.320.32
Italy0.700.710.720.740.740.710.69
Jamaica0.630.650.680.720.700.670.64
Japan0.840.820.800.800.720.730.73
Jordan0.490.480.460.470.470.480.49
Kazakhstan0.350.350.340.360.350.360.37
Kenya0.600.590.580.590.570.560.55
Kyrgyzstan0.570.590.610.610.630.620.60
Lebanon0.760.760.760.690.640.620.60
Liberia0.690.710.740.740.710.680.66
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)0.520.520.520.480.470.470.47
Madagascar0.470.450.420.500.510.500.50
Malawi0.490.540.580.680.680.650.61
Malaysia0.400.390.370.370.350.370.38
Mexico0.630.640.650.580.540.530.52
Moldova0.500.500.510.560.550.540.53
Mongolia0.620.630.630.610.610.620.63
Morocco0.550.550.550.530.540.510.48
Burma (Myanmar)0.300.300.330.320.32
Nepal0.600.640.680.710.690.670.66
Netherlands0.900.890.890.890.870.860.85
New Zealand0.880.900.910.900.890.860.83
Nicaragua0.500.490.480.450.440.440.44
Nigeria0.550.550.550.560.520.520.51
Norway0.900.920.940.950.950.940.93
Pakistan0.580.620.650.600.590.600.60
Panama0.570.580.580.650.690.670.64
Peru0.760.730.690.680.710.730.74
Philippines0.690.670.660.670.630.600.57
Poland0.840.760.680.720.720.670.63
Portugal0.750.770.790.820.810.820.82
South Korea0.710.730.750.760.610.620.62
Romania0.690.680.670.700.790.770.76
Russia0.330.360.380.400.410.420.42
Senegal0.650.670.680.760.780.710.65
Serbia0.570.590.600.590.550.520.49
Sierra Leone0.670.660.640.600.590.560.52
Singapore0.510.510.510.590.510.520.52
Slovenia0.680.690.690.590.600.650.70
South Africa0.700.710.720.730.670.670.67
Spain0.850.790.740.740.750.740.74
Sri Lanka0.630.620.620.510.520.530.55
Saint Kitts and Nevis0.660.680.70
Saint Lucia0.690.680.68
Saint Vincent and Grenadines0.610.590.57
Suriname0.680.600.52
Sweden0.940.950.960.960.920.920.92
Tanzania0.590.580.580.580.480.470.46
Thailand0.660.630.600.560.470.480.49
Trinidad and Tobago0.680.680.68
Tunisia0.600.610.620.690.720.680.64
Turkey0.430.410.400.330.230.230.22
Uganda0.470.410.350.370.440.440.44
Ukraine0.520.520.510.580.600.600.60
United Arab Emirates0.320.330.330.340.360.360.36
United Kingdom0.770.790.820.820.850.850.85
United States0.800.790.780.820.840.830.81
Uruguay0.740.770.800.790.840.830.83
Uzbekistan0.130.140.140.260.240.250.27
Venezuela0.400.340.280.200.210.210.21
Vietnam0.270.310.350.380.410.410.41
Zambia0.370.400.430.450.440.440.43
Zimbabwe0.130.140.160.190.140.150.15

Measures whether an independent media, civil society organizations, political parties, and individuals are free to report and comment on government policies without fear of retaliation.

Source: World Justice Project