Share of people who believe civil rights are essential to democracy

percent, 2005–2020

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    2005 Ranking
    1. Sweden 65.50
    2. Russia 65.30
    3. Andorra 64.30
    4. Argentina 61.30
    5. Georgia 59.30
    6. Romania 58.60
    7. Vietnam 58.50
    8. Germany 58.30
    9. Egypt 55.50
    10. Indonesia 53.50
    11. Jordan 49.20
    12. Switzerland 49.20
    13. India 48.00
    14. Cyprus 47.40
    15. Turkey 42.90
    16. Poland 42.80
    17. Iraq 42.10
    18. United States 41.30
    19. Taiwan 41.20
    20. Burkina Faso 39.20
    21. Mali 38.90
    22. China 38.30
    23. Netherlands 38.20
    24. Spain 38.00
    25. Norway 36.40
    26. Trinidad and Tobago 35.90
    27. Uruguay 35.20
    28. Australia 35.10
    29. Hungary 34.00
    30. Serbia and Montenegro 33.90
    31. Zambia 33.90
    32. Bulgaria 32.40
    33. Ukraine 32.40
    34. Slovenia 31.70
    35. Chile 31.60
    36. South Korea 30.90
    37. South Africa 30.50
    38. Peru 30.40
    39. Canada 30.30
    40. Iran 30.10
    41. France 29.30
    42. Moldova 28.50
    43. Morocco 28.30
    44. Brazil 28.30
    45. Rwanda 28.10
    46. Finland 27.60
    47. Mexico 27.60
    48. Ethiopia 27.40
    49. Japan 25.50
    50. United Kingdom 24.50
    51. Malaysia 10.70
    52. Thailand 6.60
    2020 Ranking
    1. Puerto Rico 58.90
    2. Germany 56.80
    3. Albania 55.40
    4. Austria 54.70
    5. Sweden 54.50
    6. Bosnia and Herzegovina 53.40
    7. Romania 53.10
    8. Iran 52.80
    9. Ethiopia 51.10
    10. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 50.70
    11. Iceland 48.90
    12. Poland 48.30
    13. Switzerland 48.00
    14. China 47.80
    15. Estonia 47.20
    16. Kyrgyzstan 46.00
    17. Zimbabwe 45.90
    18. Pakistan 45.40
    19. Ukraine 45.00
    20. Andorra 44.60
    21. Croatia 44.20
    22. Bangladesh 43.70
    23. Brazil 43.60
    24. Hungary 43.60
    25. Denmark 43.40
    26. Italy 42.80
    27. Greece 41.40
    28. Bulgaria 40.50
    29. Russia 39.10
    30. Azerbaijan 38.30
    31. Belarus 37.90
    32. Indonesia 37.80
    33. Cyprus 37.60
    34. United States 37.30
    35. Slovenia 36.40
    36. Norway 36.30
    37. New Zealand 36.20
    38. Australia 35.80
    39. Burma (Myanmar) 35.20
    40. Nigeria 34.40
    41. Spain 33.30
    42. Finland 33.30
    43. Georgia 33.00
    44. Serbia 32.90
    45. Lithuania 32.90
    46. Nicaragua 32.80
    47. Tunisia 32.70
    48. Tajikistan 32.50
    49. Taiwan 32.00
    50. Egypt 31.00
    51. Montenegro 30.90
    52. Macau 30.70
    53. Japan 30.50
    54. Argentina 30.10
    55. Czech Republic 28.90
    56. Turkey 27.30
    57. Netherlands 26.50
    58. Kazakhstan 26.10
    59. Vietnam 25.90
    60. Slovakia 25.60
    61. United Kingdom 25.40
    62. Colombia 24.70
    63. Armenia 24.00
    64. Jordan 23.80
    65. Iraq 22.80
    66. Guatemala 20.90
    67. France 20.10
    68. Bolivia 18.30
    69. Hong Kong 18.10
    70. Philippines 17.60
    71. Peru 17.30
    72. Ecuador 15.80
    73. Lebanon 15.70
    74. Chile 15.70
    75. Mexico 14.90
    76. Thailand 12.70
    77. South Korea 8.00
    78. Malaysia 6.90

    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