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Global Trends in Freedom

Of all the countries in the world, see which are considered free, partly free, or not free, from 1976 to the present.

Year
under
review
Total
Countries
Free
countries
Partly
free
countries
Not free
countries
1976 159 42 (26%) 49 (31%) 68 (43%)
1986 167 57 (34%) 57 (34%) 53 (32%)
1996 191 79 (41%) 59 (31%) 53 (28%)
2006 192 90 (47%) 58 (30%) 45 (23%)
2007 193 90 (47%) 60 (31%) 43 (22%)
2013 195 90 (46%) 58 (30%) 47 (24%)
NOTE: Each cell contains the number of countries in that category, followed by the percentage of the world's population in those countries.
Source: Freedom in the World, an annual comparative assessment of the state of political rights and civil liberties around the world, published by Freedom House.

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