Government powers are subject to nongovernmental checks

scale 0-1, 2012–2018

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    2012 Ranking
    1. Denmark 0.95
    2. Sweden 0.94
    3. Austria 0.90
    4. Norway 0.90
    5. Netherlands 0.90
    6. Australia 0.88
    7. Finland 0.88
    8. New Zealand 0.88
    9. Ghana 0.85
    10. Spain 0.85
    11. Japan 0.84
    12. Poland 0.84
    13. France 0.83
    14. Germany 0.80
    15. United States 0.80
    16. United Kingdom 0.77
    17. Estonia 0.77
    18. Lebanon 0.76
    19. Peru 0.76
    20. Canada 0.76
    21. Belgium 0.76
    22. Botswana 0.76
    23. Portugal 0.75
    24. Czech Republic 0.74
    25. Chile 0.74
    26. Uruguay 0.74
    27. Greece 0.73
    28. Indonesia 0.73
    29. Brazil 0.73
    30. Dominican Republic 0.72
    31. India 0.72
    32. Hungary 0.71
    33. South Korea 0.71
    34. Italy 0.70
    35. South Africa 0.70
    36. Philippines 0.69
    37. Romania 0.69
    38. Liberia 0.69
    39. Croatia 0.68
    40. Slovenia 0.68
    41. Bulgaria 0.68
    42. Sierra Leone 0.67
    43. Guatemala 0.66
    44. Thailand 0.66
    45. Senegal 0.65
    46. El Salvador 0.63
    47. Mexico 0.63
    48. Jamaica 0.63
    49. Sri Lanka 0.63
    50. Mongolia 0.62
    51. Albania 0.61
    52. Colombia 0.61
    53. Kenya 0.60
    54. Egypt 0.60
    55. Tunisia 0.60
    56. Nepal 0.60
    57. Tanzania 0.59
    58. Pakistan 0.58
    59. Georgia 0.58
    60. Panama 0.57
    61. Serbia 0.57
    62. Kyrgyzstan 0.57
    63. Nigeria 0.55
    64. Morocco 0.55
    65. Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.55
    66. Argentina 0.54
    67. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 0.52
    68. Ukraine 0.52
    69. Ecuador 0.51
    70. Singapore 0.51
    71. Nicaragua 0.50
    72. Hong Kong 0.50
    73. Moldova 0.50
    74. Burkina Faso 0.50
    75. Jordan 0.49
    76. Malawi 0.49
    77. Uganda 0.47
    78. Madagascar 0.47
    79. Ivory Coast 0.45
    80. Turkey 0.43
    81. Bangladesh 0.42
    82. Bolivia 0.41
    83. Malaysia 0.40
    84. Venezuela 0.40
    85. Zambia 0.37
    86. Cambodia 0.36
    87. Cameroon 0.36
    88. Kazakhstan 0.35
    89. Russia 0.33
    90. United Arab Emirates 0.32
    91. Iran 0.31
    92. Vietnam 0.27
    93. Ethiopia 0.25
    94. Belarus 0.25
    95. Zimbabwe 0.13
    96. Uzbekistan 0.13
    97. China 0.11
    2018 Ranking
    1. Denmark 0.97
    2. Norway 0.93
    3. Sweden 0.92
    4. Finland 0.91
    5. Germany 0.86
    6. Netherlands 0.85
    7. Austria 0.85
    8. United Kingdom 0.85
    9. Canada 0.85
    10. Ghana 0.84
    11. New Zealand 0.83
    12. Costa Rica 0.83
    13. Australia 0.83
    14. Uruguay 0.83
    15. Portugal 0.82
    16. United States 0.81
    17. Belgium 0.80
    18. Estonia 0.80
    19. Argentina 0.77
    20. Romania 0.76
    21. France 0.76
    22. Peru 0.74
    23. Spain 0.74
    24. Japan 0.74
    25. Chile 0.72
    26. Czech Republic 0.72
    27. Barbados 0.71
    28. Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.70
    29. Slovenia 0.70
    30. Italy 0.69
    31. Bahamas 0.68
    32. Greece 0.68
    33. Croatia 0.68
    34. Saint Lucia 0.68
    35. Trinidad and Tobago 0.68
    36. Georgia 0.68
    37. South Africa 0.67
    38. Indonesia 0.67
    39. Liberia 0.66
    40. Nepal 0.66
    41. Guatemala 0.65
    42. Senegal 0.65
    43. India 0.65
    44. Panama 0.64
    45. Jamaica 0.64
    46. Tunisia 0.64
    47. Dominican Republic 0.64
    48. Grenada 0.63
    49. Mongolia 0.63
    50. Poland 0.63
    51. South Korea 0.62
    52. Bulgaria 0.62
    53. Burkina Faso 0.62
    54. Malawi 0.61
    55. Guyana 0.60
    56. Kyrgyzstan 0.60
    57. Ukraine 0.60
    58. Pakistan 0.60
    59. Lebanon 0.60
    60. Brazil 0.59
    61. Antigua and Barbuda 0.59
    62. Hong Kong 0.59
    63. Colombia 0.59
    64. Albania 0.57
    65. Philippines 0.57
    66. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 0.57
    67. Afghanistan 0.56
    68. Belize 0.56
    69. El Salvador 0.56
    70. Sri Lanka 0.55
    71. Kenya 0.55
    72. Dominica 0.53
    73. Moldova 0.53
    74. Suriname 0.52
    75. Singapore 0.52
    76. Mexico 0.52
    77. Sierra Leone 0.52
    78. Nigeria 0.51
    79. Madagascar 0.50
    80. Thailand 0.49
    81. Honduras 0.49
    82. Hungary 0.49
    83. Serbia 0.49
    84. Jordan 0.49
    85. Morocco 0.48
    86. Botswana 0.48
    87. Ecuador 0.48
    88. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 0.47
    89. Bolivia 0.46
    90. Tanzania 0.46
    91. Nicaragua 0.44
    92. Uganda 0.44
    93. Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.44
    94. Zambia 0.43
    95. Russia 0.42
    96. Vietnam 0.42
    97. Malaysia 0.38
    98. Ivory Coast 0.38
    99. Cameroon 0.38
    100. Kazakhstan 0.37
    101. United Arab Emirates 0.36
    102. Cambodia 0.34
    103. Iran 0.32
    104. Burma (Myanmar) 0.32
    105. Bangladesh 0.31
    106. Uzbekistan 0.27
    107. Belarus 0.24
    108. Ethiopia 0.22
    109. Turkey 0.22
    110. Venezuela 0.21
    111. Egypt 0.16
    112. Zimbabwe 0.15
    113. China 0.14

    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