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Norway Has The 'Best' Democracy In The World (USA Is 21st!)

Across the world, 49.3 percent of people live in some form of democracy with only 4.5 percent living in full democracies. That's according to a new study spanning 165 countries conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit. As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, 89 nations saw their democracy score fall compared to last year with only 27 improving and the rest stagnating. The research was based on criteria including civil liberties, the electoral process and pluralism, government functionality, political participation and political culture with the countries rated on a 0 to 10 scale.
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