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One Person, One Vote

ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE "One person, one vote" has been used as a slogan by suffrage movements around the world. But does a vote equal freedom, or is freedom measured on a spectrum? In the graphic below, we dig a little deeper using Freedom House's 'Freedom in the World 2014' report, which looks back at 2013, to investigate how many people in the world are truly free. 7.117 billion .......... North Korea China "NOT FREE" 6 billion 2.47 billion Iran 5 billion Russia -Venezuela Nigeria 4 billion "PARTLY Thailand FREE" 1.82 bittion -Turkey Mexico 3 billion THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN AN "ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY" -India .... 2 billion... 4.07 billion "FREE" 2.83 billion Brazil Israel Canada 1 billion MOST FREE LEAST FREE Freedom House uses two ratings to measure a country's freedom - one for political rights and one for civil liberties, Each rating is measured on a scale of 1 through 7, where 1 is the most free and 7 the least free. So a country with the accumulated score of 2 is the most free and one with 14 is the least free. Freedom House further organizes these ratings into three broader categories - "free", "partly free", and "not free". FREEDOM ON THE MARCH: .... ..... .... . .... ...... * . 6 billion 1111111 .. 4 billion -. 2 billion 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 CIC Sources: Freedom House World Bank Design: Cameron Tulk CANADIAN INTERMATIONAL COUNCIL CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL Du CANADA @TheCIC

One Person, One Vote

shared by OpenCanada on May 21
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...


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