Ranking



In this section you can find the ranking of the 30 countries examined according to the democratic quality score on the Democracy Barometer.
The democratic quality of the rank is computed on the basis of the standardised partial scores achieved by each country on the nine democratic functions (for the exact computational process please consult the methodological notes).


Quality of Democracy Ranking


Country* 1995 1998 2000 2002 2005
Denmark 1 1 2 1 1
Finland 2 2 1 2 2
Belgium 3 5 3 3 3
Iceland 6 4 4 4 4
Sweden 5 3 5 5 5
Norway 4 6 6 6 6
Canada 8 7 7 8 7
Netherlands 7 8 8 7 8
Switzerland 19 21 13 12 9
United States 9 10 10 11 10
New Zealand 14 11 11 13 11
Luxembourg 11 9 9 9 12
Germany 10 12 12 10 13
Slovenia 12 13 15 14 14
Ireland 13 14 14 16 15
Spain 17 16 18 15 16
Austria 18 20 21 18 17
Australia 16 17 19 17 18
Portugal 15 15 17 19 19
Hungary 20 19 16 20 20
Malta 24 24 24 21 21
Cyprus 23 23 23 22 22
Czech Republic 21 22 22 24 23
Japan 26 29 27 25 24
United Kingdom 28 26 26 26 25
Italy 22 18 20 23 26
Poland 27 27 29 27 27
France 25 25 25 29 28
South Africa 29 28 28 28 29
Costa Rica 30 30 30 30 30
*Country ordered by their Quality of Democracy Ranking in 2005