February 2, 2017

Finland tops global freedom index

Finns feel free! Civil liberties and political rights in Finland are the best in the world.
Finns feel free! Civil liberties and political rights in Finland are the best in the world.
visit finland / Mikko Nikkinen

Finland has received the top score in the Freedom in the World 2017 index.

Each year, Freedom in the World assesses the real-world rights and freedoms enjoyed by individuals, rather than governments or government performance. This latest report evaluated 195 countries and 14 territories during the calendar year 2016.

A series of 25 indicators were used to determine the freedom of each country and territory, with Finland, Norway and Sweden receiving the maximum score of 100.

The report is published by US Government-funded NGO Freedom House.

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