814 million people were eligible to vote in the Indian election, making it the world’s biggest by a good margin. That got us thinking about the current state of democracy and freedom in the world to...
day. This is often measured by country – how many democracies, how many dictatorships – but if the basis of democracy is the individual, we wanted to consider things at that level. In this graphic, we used data from Freedom House’s 2014 Freedom in the World report, to consider how many people have the vote and how many people have political rights and civil liberties.
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