Data set and Resources

Explore the Methodology, Technical Procedures Guide and Codebook to learn more about how the Global State of Democracy (GSoD) indices were designed and constructed:

Are you in a hurry?

The following documents might be useful for getting a quick and brief overview of the Global State of Democracy indices:

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2017 Data set and background documents