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Globally, democracy is in retreat. In 2019, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index fell to the lowest average since it began in 2006. Just 22 out of 167 countries attained “full democracy” classification. More than 2.7bn people live in an authoritarian regime, the bottom tier of the Democracy Index. Democracy scores for China, Malta and Hong Kong deteriorated, and India, the world’s biggest democracy, dropped ten places to 51st. Still, some silver linings can be detected among the clouds. Which countries have moved up the democracy ranking? Click the link in our bio to find out, and to read why global democracy has had another bad year.
What is this?
-Global democracy visualization map
-Social media user
-In 2019, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index fell to the lowest average since it began in 2006. This map was to bring it to people’s attention that global democracy has been declining.
-Shows how different democracy index are distributed in different countries of the world
-It gives people a sense how different level of democracy is distributed around the world, in a quick and minimal way
What not? Why?
-It doesn’t show how is global democracy is in “decline” as it states in the title. Becauses there is now comparison information from the past years. Also it didn’t show how the “democracy index” is calculated.