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Shocking: India ranks 73rd in personal freedom

Last updated on: December 28, 2011 11:44 IST

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When citizens enjoy their rights to expression, belief, organisation and personal autonomy in a society welcoming of diversity, their country enjoys higher levels of income and social wellbeing, according to 2011 Legatum Prosperity Index.

The Personal Freedom sub-index measures countries' performance in two areas: individual freedom and social tolerance.

Societies that strengthen civil rights and freedoms through democratisation have been shown to experience increases in levels of satisfaction among their citizens.

When citizens' personal liberties are protected, a nation also enjoys higher levels of economic growth, it says.

Let's have a look at 30 countries and see where they rank on Ligatum's Personal Freedom sub-index.

India

Rank (2011): 73

Country score (2009): 0.61

Country score (2010): -0.88

Country score (2011): -0.87

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Image: A view of Red Fort in Delhi.
Photographs: Reuters

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Pakistan

Rank (2011): 104

Country score (2009): -4.13

Country score (2010): -5.26

Country score (2011): -2.93

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Image: King Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.
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China

Rank (2011): 91

Country score (2009): -1.66

Country score (2010): -2.72

Country score (2011): -1.77

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Image: A view of Shanghai.
Photographs: Courtesy, Wikipedia Commons
Tags: , China Rank , India

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Canada

Rank (2011): 1

Country score (2009): 3.86

Country score (2010): 3.79

Country score (2011): 3.76

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Image: Montreal, Canada.
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New Zealand

Rank (2011): 2

Country score (2009): 3.61

Country score (2010): 3.61

Country score (2011): 3.74

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Image: Auckland, New Zealand.
Photographs: Courtesy, Wikipedia Commons
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Norway

Rank (2011): 3

Country score (2009): 3.66

Country score (2010): 3.66

Country score (2011): 3.66

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Image: Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Courtesy, Wikipedia Commons
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Australia

Rank (2011): 4

Country score (2009): 3.60

Country score (2010): 3.60

Country score (2011): 3.64

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Image: Perth, Australia.
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Denmark

Rank (2011): 5

Country score (2009): 3.44

Country score (2010): 3.44

Country score (2011): 3.49

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Image: Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Iceland

Rank (2011): 6

Country score (2009): 3.37

Country score (2010): 3.03

Country score (2011): 3.37

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Image: Reykjavik, Iceland.
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The Netherlands

Rank (2011): 7

Country score (2009): 2.84

Country score (2010): 2.83

Country score (2011): 3.31

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Image: Amsterdam.
Photographs: Courtesy, Wikipedia Commons
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Sweden

Rank (2011): 8

Country score (2009): 3.58

Country score (2010): 3.58

Country score (2011): 3.27

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Image: Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographs: Courtesy, Wikipedia Commons
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Ireland

Rank (2011): 9

Country score (2009): 3.38

Country score (2010): 3.05

Country score (2011): 3.09

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Image: Dublin, Ireland.
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Uruguay

Rank (2011): 10

Country score (2009): 2.78

Country score (2010): 2.87

Country score (2011): 2.91

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Image: Montevideo, Uruguay.
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France

Rank (2011): 11

Country score (2009): 2.21

Country score (2010): 2.39

Country score (2011): 2.73

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Image: Paris, France.
Photographs: Courtesy, Wikipedia Commons
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The United States

Rank (2011): 12

Country score (2009): 3.08

Country score (2010): 2.96

Country score (2011): 2.71

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Image: Los Angeles.
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The United Kingdom

Rank (2011): 13

Country score (2009): 2.32

Country score (2010): 2.57

Country score (2011): 2.68

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Image: London.
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Spain

Rank (2011): 14

Country score (2009): 2.89

Country score (2010): 2.36

Country score (2011): 2.54

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Image: Madrid, Spain.
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Germany

Rank (2011): 15

Country score (2009): 2.30

Country score (2010): 2.63

Country score (2011): 2.48

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Image: Dresden, Germany.
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Finland

Rank (2011): 16

Country score (2009): 2.84

Country score (2010): 2.84

Country score (2011): 2.39

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Image: Helsinki, Finland.
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Switzerland

Rank (2011): 17

Country score (2009): 2.36

Country score (2010): 2.36

Country score (2011): 2.35

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Image: Zurich, Switzerland.
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Ghana

Rank (2011): 18

Country score (2009): 1.30

Country score (2010): 0.99

Country score (2011): 2.15

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Image: Accra, Ghana.
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Belgium

Rank (2011): 19

Country score (2009): 2.93

Country score (2010): 2.93

Country score (2011): 2.14

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Image: Brussels, Belgium.
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Costa Rica

Rank (2011): 20

Country score (2009): 2.40

Country score (2010): 2.20

Country score (2011): 2.14

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Image: San Jose, Costa Rica.
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Hong Kong

Rank (2011): 21

Country score (2009): 2.43

Country score (2010): 2.43

Country score (2011): 2.09

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Brazil

Rank (2011): 22

Country score (2009): 1.89

Country score (2010): 1.30

Country score (2011): 2.03

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Image: Brasilia, Brazil.
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Slovenia

Rank (2011): 23

Country score (2009): 1.33

Country score (2010): 1.79

Country score (2011): 1.98

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Image: Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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Portugal

Rank (2011): 24

Country score (2009): 1.32

Country score (2010): 1.32

Country score (2011): 1.98

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Austria

Rank (2011): 25

Country score (2009): 1.51

Country score (2010): 1.51

Country score (2011): 1.94

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Senegal

Rank (2011): 26

Country score (2009): 0.99

Country score (2010): 0.33

Country score (2011): 1.64

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Argentina

Rank (2011): 27

Country score (2009): 0.53

Country score (2010): 0.70

Country score (2011): 1.59


Image: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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