Data Set and Resources
Version 7.1 of the GSoD Indices (with data up to 2022) is available for download in the following file formats:
Version 7.1 was released on 3 July 2023, replacing version 7. This new release includes a small improvement in the calculation of two measures: Civic Engagement and Participation. All other measures remain unchanged from version 7.
Version 7.1 of the data set implements some changes in the conceptual framework, and many changes in variable names. We recommend that users consult the codebook before using the data set. The codebook and methodology are available for download here:
- The Global State of Democracy Indices: Codebook, v7, 2023 provides details for all of the variables included in the data set. This document is an essential guide for the use of the data.
- The Global State of Democracy Indices Methodology: Conceptualization and Measurement Framework, v7, 2023, outlines the conceptual distinctions, theoretical framework and measurement procedures on which the GSoD Indices are based. This document has been updated to reflect the changes implemented in version 7 of the data set.
If you have more questions about the GSoD Indices you can contact us by email at GSoD.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Old data sets and background documents
Previous versions of The Global State of Democracy Indices: Technical Procedures Guide are available here: version 2; version 3; version 4; version 5; version 6. These documents outline the technical steps taken in constructing the GSoD Indices. They were written for readers who want a better understanding of the Indices or for researchers who wish to use and build on the data contained within them. The guide builds upon the GSoD Indices Methodology.
Previous versions of the data set can be downloaded here: