Fourteen Years of Democratic Decline
Source: Repucci, Sarah. "Democracy and Pluralism Are Under Assault," Freedom House, 2020
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2019
Geographical area: Global
Method: Data mining
Link to original document: freedomhouse.org
The chart shows the evolution of the countries' Freedom of the World score for the past 15 years, based on a report from Freedom House. The results show that the global freedom has declined constantly in the last the 14 years. The gap between setbacks and gains widened compared with 2018, as individuals in 64 countries experienced deterioration in their political rights and civil liberties while those in just 37 experienced improvements. The negative pattern affected all regime types, but the impact was most visible near the top and the bottom of the scale.