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January 25, 2012 - Updated on January 25, 2016

The ranking


In order to have a bigger spread in the scores and increase the differentiation between countries, this year’s questionnaire had more answers assigning negative points. That is why countries at the top of the index have negative scores this year. Although the point system has produced a broader distribution of scores than in 2010, each country’s evolution over the years can still be plotted by comparing its position in the index rather than its score. This is what the arrows in the table refer to – a country’s change in position in the index compared with the preceding year.

|Rank|Country|Score|
|1|Finland|-10,00| |
|-|Norway|-10,00| |
|3|Estonia|-9,00| |
|-|Netherlands|-9,00| |
|5|Austria|-8,00| |
|6|Iceland|-7,00| |
|-|Luxembourg|-7,00| |
|8|Switzerland|-6,20| |
|9|Cape Verde|-6,00| |
|10|Canada|-5,67| |
|-|Denmark|-5,67| |
|12|Sweden|-5,50| |
|13|New Zealand|-5,33| |
|14|Czech Republic|-5,00| |
|15|Ireland|-4,00| |
|16|Cyprus|-3,00| |
|-|Jamaica|-3,00| |
|-|Germany|-3,00| |
|19|Costa Rica|-2,25| |
|20|Belgium|-2,00| |
|-|Namibia|-2,00| |
|22|Japan|-1,00| |
|-|Surinam|-1,00| |
|24|Poland|-0,67| |
|25|Mali|0,00| |
|-|OECS|0,00| |
|-|Slovakia|0,00| |
|28|United Kingdom|2,00| |
|29|Niger|2,50| |
|30|Australia|4,00| |
|-|Lithuania|4,00| |
|32|Uruguay|4,25| |
|33|Portugal|5,33| |
|34|Tanzania|6,00| |
|35|Papua New Guinea|9,00| |
|36|Slovenia|9,14| |
|37|El Salvador|9,30| |
|38|France|9,50| |
|39|Spain|9,75| |
|40|Hungary|10,00| |
|41|Ghana|11,00| |
|42|South Africa|12,00| |
|-|Botswana|12,00| |
|44|South Korea|12,67| |
|45|Comoros|13,00| |
|-|Taiwan|13,00| |
|47|United States of America|14,00| |
|-|Argentina|14,00| |
|-|Romania|14,00| |
|50|Latvia|15,00| |
|-|Trinidad and Tobago|15,00| |
|52|Haiti|15,67| |
|53|Moldova|16,00| |
|54|Hong-Kong|17,00| |
|-|Mauritius|17,00| |
|-|Samoa|17,00| |
|57|United States of America (extra-territorial)|19,00| |
|58|Malta|19,50| |
|-|Bosnia and Herzegovina|19,50| |
|-|Guyana|19,50| |
|61|Italy|19,67| |
|62|Central African Republic|20,00| |
|63|Lesotho|21,00| |
|-|Sierra Leone|21,00| |
|-|Tonga|21,00| |
|66|Mozambique|21,50| |
|67|Mauritania|22,20| |
|68|Croatia|23,33| |
|-|Burkina Faso|23,33| |
|70|Bhutan|24,00| |
|-|Greece|24,00| |
|72|Nicaragua|24,33| |
|73|Maldives|25,00| |
|-|Seychelles|25,00| |
|75|Guinea-Bissau|26,00| |
|-|Senegal|26,00| |
|77|Armenia|27,00| |
|78|Kuwait|28,00| |
|79|Togo|28,50| |
|80|Serbia|29,00| |
|-|Bulgaria|29,00| |
|-|Chile|29,00| |
|-|Paraguay|29,00| |
|84|Kenya|29,50| |
|-|Madagascar|29,50| |
|86|Guinea|30,00| |
|-|Kosovo|30,00| |
|-|Timor-Leste|30,00| |
|-|Zambia|30,00| |
|90|Congo|30,38| |
|91|Benin|31,00| |
|92|Israel (Israeli territory)|31,25| |
|93|Lebanon|31,50| |
|94|Macedonia|31,67| |
|95|Dominican Republic|33,25| |
|96|Albania|34,44| |
|97|Cameroon|35,00| |
|-|Guatemala|35,00| |
|99|Brazil|35,33| |
|100|Mongolia|35,75| |
|101|Gabon|36,50| |
|102|Cyprus (North)|37,00| |
|103|Chad|37,67| |
|104|Ecuador|38,00| |
|-|Georgia|38,00| |
|106|Nepal|38,75| |
|107|Montenegro|39,00| |
|108|Bolivia|40,00| |
|-|Kyrgyzstan|40,00| |
|110|Liberia|40,50| |
|111|South Sudan|41,25|nc|
|112|United Arab Emirates|45,00| |
|113|Panama|45,67| |
|114|Qatar|46,00| |
|115|Peru|51,25| |
|116|Ukraine|54,00| |
|117|Cambodia|55,00| |
|-|Fiji|55,00| |
|-|Oman|55,00| |
|-|Venezuela|55,00| |
|-|Zimbabwe|55,00| |
|122|Algeria|56,00| |
|-|Tajikistan|56,00| |
|-|Malaysia|56,00| |
|125|Brunei|56,20| |
|126|Nigeria|56,40| |
|127|Ethiopia|56,60| |
|128|Jordan|56,80| |
|129|Bangladesh|57,00| |
|130|Burundi|57,75| |
|131|India|58,00| |
|132|Angola|58,43| |
|133|Israel (extra-territorial)|59,00| |
|134|Tunisia|60,25| |
|135|Singapore|61,00| |
|-|Honduras|61,00| |
|137|Thailand|61,50| |
|138|Morocco|63,29| |
|139|Uganda|64,00| |
|140|Philippines|64,50| |
|141|Gambia|65,50| |
|142|Russia|66,00| |
|143|Colombia|66,50| |
|144|Swaziland|67,00| |
|145|Democratic Republic of Congo|67,67| |
|146|Indonesia|68,00| |
|-|Malawi|68,00| |
|148|Turkey|70,00| |
|149|Mexico|72,67| |
|150|Afghanistan|74,00| |
|151|Pakistan|75,00| |
|152|Iraq|75,36| |
|153|Palestinian Territories|76,00| |
|154|Kazakhstan|77,50| |
|-|Libya|77,50| |
|156|Rwanda|81,00| |
|157|Uzbekistan|83,00| |
|158|Saudi Arabia|83,25| |
|159|Côte d'Ivoire|83,50| |
|-|Djibouti|83,50| |
|161|Equatorial Guinea|86,00| |
|162|Azerbaijan|87,25| |
|163|Sri Lanka|87,50| |
|164|Somalia|88,33| |
|165|Laos|89,00| |
|166|Egypt|97,50| |
|167|Cuba|98,83| |
|168|Belarus|99,00| |
|169|Burma|100,00| |
|170|Sudan|100,75| |
|171|Yemen|101,00| |
|172|Vietnam|114,00| |
|173|Bahrain|125,00| |
|174|China|136,00| |
|175|Iran|136,60| |
|176|Syria|138,00| |
|177|Turkmenistan|140,67| |
|178|North Korea|141,00| |
|179|Eritrea|142,00| |

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