Share of people who believe civil rights are essential to democracy

percent, 2005–2020

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Country2005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Albania55.40
Algeria25.90
Andorra64.3062.9961.6760.3659.0557.7356.4255.1153.7952.4851.1749.8548.5447.2345.9144.60
Argentina61.3057.0852.8648.6344.4140.1935.9731.7427.5223.3024.4325.5726.7027.8328.9730.10
Armenia37.8035.5033.2030.9028.6026.3024.00
Austria54.70
Australia35.1035.1735.2335.3035.3735.4335.5035.5735.6335.7035.7235.7335.7535.7735.7835.80
Azerbaijan33.1033.9734.8335.7036.5737.4338.30
Bangladesh43.70
Belarus29.4030.8232.2333.6535.0736.4837.90
Bolivia18.30
Bosnia and Herzegovina53.40
Brazil28.3030.0031.7033.4035.1036.8038.5040.2041.9043.6043.6043.6043.6043.6043.6043.60
Bulgaria32.4032.9433.4834.0234.5635.1035.6436.1836.7237.2637.8038.3438.8839.4239.9640.50
Burkina Faso39.20
Canada30.30
Chile31.6030.8230.0429.2728.4927.7126.9326.1625.3824.6023.1221.6320.1518.6717.1815.70
China38.3037.3636.4135.4734.5233.5832.6331.6930.7429.8032.8035.8038.8041.8044.8047.80
Colombia14.6016.2817.9719.6521.3323.0224.70
Croatia44.20
Cyprus47.4046.3045.2044.1043.0041.9040.8039.7038.6037.5037.5237.5337.5537.5737.5837.60
Czech Republic28.90
Denmark43.40
Ecuador9.0010.1311.2712.4013.5314.6715.80
Egypt55.5052.4149.3246.2343.1440.0636.9733.8830.7927.7028.2528.8029.3529.9030.4531.00
Estonia34.2036.3738.5340.7042.8745.0347.20
Ethiopia27.4028.9830.5632.1433.7235.3036.8838.4640.0441.6243.2044.7846.3647.9449.5251.10
Finland27.6027.9828.3628.7429.1229.5029.8830.2630.6431.0231.4031.7832.1632.5432.9233.30
France29.3028.6928.0727.4626.8526.2325.6225.0124.3923.7823.1722.5521.9421.3320.7120.10
Georgia59.3055.7152.1248.5344.9441.3637.7734.1830.5927.0028.0029.0030.0031.0032.0033.00
Germany58.3056.6254.9453.2751.5949.9148.2346.5644.8843.2045.4747.7350.0052.2754.5356.80
Ghana14.40
Greece41.40
Guatemala20.90
Haiti27.60
Hong Kong22.8022.0221.2320.4519.6718.8818.10
Hungary34.0034.6435.2835.9236.5637.2037.8438.4839.1239.7640.4041.0441.6842.3242.9643.60
Iceland48.90
India48.0046.2044.4042.6040.8039.0037.2035.4033.6031.80
Indonesia53.5052.4551.4150.3649.3148.2747.2246.1745.1344.0843.0341.9940.9439.8938.8537.80
Iran30.1031.6133.1334.6436.1537.6739.1840.6942.2143.7245.2346.7548.2649.7751.2952.80
Iraq42.1038.6135.1231.6328.1424.6621.1717.6814.1910.7012.7214.7316.7518.7720.7822.80
Italy42.80
Japan25.5025.3225.1424.9724.7924.6124.4324.2624.0823.9025.0026.1027.2028.3029.4030.50
Jordan49.2045.1741.1337.1033.0729.0325.0020.9716.9312.9014.7216.5318.3520.1721.9823.80
Kazakhstan36.8035.0233.2331.4529.6727.8826.10
Kuwait31.10
Kyrgyzstan21.4025.5029.6033.7037.8041.9046.00
Lebanon17.2016.9516.7016.4516.2015.9515.70
Libya38.60
Lithuania32.90
Macau30.70
Malaysia10.7012.7914.8816.9719.0621.1423.2325.3227.4129.5025.7321.9718.2014.4310.676.90
Mali38.90
Mexico27.6027.3927.1826.9726.7626.5426.3326.1225.9125.7023.9022.1020.3018.5016.7014.90
Moldova28.50
Montenegro30.90
Morocco28.3029.5030.7031.9033.1034.3035.5036.7037.9039.10
Burma (Myanmar)35.20
Netherlands38.2036.8735.5334.2032.8731.5330.2028.8727.5326.2026.2526.3026.3526.4026.4526.50
New Zealand29.3030.4531.6032.7533.9035.0536.20
Nicaragua32.80
Nigeria14.6017.9021.2024.5027.8031.1034.40
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)50.70
Norway36.4036.3936.3936.3836.3736.3736.3636.3536.3536.3436.3336.3336.3236.3136.3136.30
Pakistan23.6027.2330.8734.5038.1341.7745.40
Peru30.4028.7627.1125.4723.8222.1820.5318.8917.2415.6015.8816.1716.4516.7317.0217.30
Philippines34.2031.4328.6725.9023.1320.3717.60
Poland42.8043.4644.1144.7745.4246.0846.7347.3948.0448.7048.6348.5748.5048.4348.3748.30
Puerto Rico58.90
Qatar27.20
Romania58.6057.7456.8956.0355.1854.3253.4752.6151.7650.9051.2751.6352.0052.3752.7353.10
Russia65.3062.4859.6656.8354.0151.1948.3745.5442.7239.9039.7739.6339.5039.3739.2339.10
Rwanda28.1027.4626.8126.1725.5224.8824.2323.5922.9422.30
Serbia32.90
Serbia and Montenegro33.90
Singapore10.50
Slovakia25.60
Slovenia31.7031.8031.9032.0032.1032.2032.3032.4032.5032.6033.2333.8734.5035.1335.7736.40
South Africa30.5029.0927.6826.2724.8623.4422.0320.6219.2117.80
South Korea30.9029.6928.4827.2726.0624.8423.6322.4221.2120.0018.0016.0014.0012.0010.008.00
Spain38.0037.7637.5137.2737.0236.7836.5336.2936.0435.8035.3834.9734.5534.1333.7233.30
Sweden65.5064.2663.0161.7760.5259.2858.0356.7955.5454.3054.3354.3754.4054.4354.4754.50
Switzerland49.2049.1249.0448.9648.8848.8048.7248.6448.5648.4848.4048.3248.2448.1648.0848.00
Taiwan41.2040.8340.4740.1039.7339.3739.0038.6338.2737.9036.9235.9334.9533.9732.9832.00
Tajikistan32.50
Thailand6.608.6410.6912.7314.7816.8218.8720.9122.9625.0022.9520.9018.8516.8014.7512.70
Trinidad and Tobago35.9034.5033.1031.7030.3028.9027.5026.1024.7023.30
Tunisia41.9040.3738.8337.3035.7734.2332.70
Turkey42.9041.9240.9439.9738.9938.0137.0336.0635.0834.1032.9731.8330.7029.5728.4327.30
Ukraine32.4033.7335.0736.4037.7339.0740.4041.7343.0744.4044.5044.6044.7044.8044.9045.00
United Kingdom24.5024.5624.6224.6824.7424.8024.8624.9224.9825.0425.1025.1625.2225.2825.3425.40
United States41.3040.2639.2138.1737.1236.0835.0333.9932.9431.9032.8033.7034.6035.5036.4037.30
Uruguay35.2033.6932.1830.6729.1627.6426.1324.6223.1121.60
Uzbekistan41.70
Vietnam58.5056.3354.1551.9849.8147.6345.4643.2941.1138.9436.7734.5932.4230.2528.0725.90
West Bank and Gaza12.90
Yemen38.30
Zambia33.90
Zimbabwe32.9035.0737.2339.4041.5743.7345.90

Percent of people who rate “civil rights protect people’s liberty against oppression” as an essential characteristic of democracy. The scale is from 1 (not an essential characteristic of democracy) to 10 (an essential characteristic of democracy).

Source: World Values Survey