Freest Countries in the World | Ranked in Order

Freedom is one of the most important markers of quality of life in a country. In addition to making life easier for citizens, freedom also recognizes an individual's dignity and inherent value.

Human Freedom Index

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It is difficult to objectively judge the level of freedom in a country. Thankfully, the World Population Review put together the Human Freedom Index, which helps us to measure the level of freedom in 165 countries. Here's what they had to say.

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10. Luxembourg

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.80

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9. Sweden

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.83

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8. Australia

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.84

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7. Canada

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.85

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6. Finland

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.85

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5. Ireland

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.90

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4. Estonia

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.91

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3. Denmark

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.98

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2. New Zealand

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Human Freedom Index Score: 9.01

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1. Switzerland

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Human Freedom Index Score: 9.11

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Notable Mentions

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14. United Kingdom

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.75

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14. United States

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.73

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16. Japan

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.73

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165. Syria

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Human Freedom Index Score: 3.66

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164. Venezuela

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Human Freedom Index Score: 4.03

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160. Iran

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Human Freedom Index Score: 4.53

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150. China

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Human Freedom Index Score: 5.57

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126. Russia

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Human Freedom Index Score: 4.03

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98. Ukraine

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Human Freedom Index Score: 6.86

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