Spain is one of the freest countries in the world, ranking 20th out of the 209 states analyzed, according to the report published in February by the organization ‘Freedom House’. Specifically, Spain obtains 94 of the 100 possible points, after the study of political rights and individual liberties.
The ranking is led by one more year Norway, Sweden and Finland, which get 100 points, followed closely by Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay. At European level, Spain reaches number 13, behind the aforementioned Nordic countries, as well as others such as Portugal, Germany and Switzerland; and ahead of Italy, France, the United Kingdom or Austria. The least free countries in the world are, according to the study, Syria, which does not get a single point, Turkmenistan, South Sudan, Eritrea and North Korea.