- Adults, general public, 98 nations, 2000s
- N = 150000
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Political freedom
- Our Classification
- Source: Freedom House (2005)
- Expert rating on 9 items of political rights:
a) State leader elected through free and fair elections.
b) Legislative representatives elected through free and fair elections.
c) Fair electoral laws, equal campaigning opportunities, fair polling and honest tabulation of ballots.
d) Freely elected representatives have real power.
e) Right to organize in political parties, system open to rise and fall of competing groups.
f) Realisric possibility for opposition, de facto opposition power.
g) National independence.
h) Influence of minority groups.
i) Political power decentralized.
Index range 1-7, high scores meaning more suppression an less democracy. (Reversed here)