NZ still top for freedom

Cato has released the 2018 Freedom Index. The top 10 are:

  1. New Zealand 8.89
  2. Switzerland 8.79
  3. Hong Kong 8.78
  4. Australia 8.58
  5. Canada 8.57
  6. Netherlands 8.55
  7. Denmark 8.55
  8. Ireland 8.50
  9. UK 8.50
  10. Finland, Norway, Taiwan 8.47

The bottom three are Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. 

The detailed profile for NZ is:

  • Movement 10.0
  • Association 10.0
  • Security & Safety 9.9
  • Religious Freedom 9.7
  • Expression 9.5
  • Identity 9.3
  • Rule of Law 7.9

Note that the data is for the 2016 year so it won’t reflect any changes in the last two years.

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