Freedom and Growth
1997 Rankings

FREE

1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. Bahrain
4. New Zealand
5. Switzerland, U.S.
7. United Kingdom, Taiwan

MOSTLY FREE

9. Bahamas, Netherlands
11. Czech Republic Denmark, Japan, Luxembourg
15. Canada, Belgium, UAE.
18. Australia, Austria
20. Ireland, Germany
22. Chile
23. Finland, Thailand
25. Estonia
26. Kuwait
27. Norway, South Korea, SriLanka, Sweden
31. France, Iceland, Panama
34. El Salvador, Trinidad, Tobago
36. Cyprus, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain
42. Argentina
43. Belize, Jordan, Uruguay
46. Paraguay, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia
50. Costa Rica, Barbados, Guatemala, Israel, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Turkey, Western Samoa
59. Bolivia, Botswana, Greece, Indonesia, Zambi
64. Hungary, Peru, Uganda
67. Benin, Gabon, Latvia, Lebanon, Malta, Namibia

MOSTLY UNFREE


73. Djibuti, South Africa
75. Ecuador, Kenya, Slovak Rep.
78. Columbia, Ghana , Lithuania, Mali, Pakistan, Papua, New Guinea, Slovenia
85. Honduras Poland
87. Fiji, Nigeria
89. Algeria, Madagascar, Senegal, Tanzania
93. Mongolia
94. Brazil, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Moldova
98. Romania
99. Cape Verde
100. Armenia, Dominican Rep., Guinea, Egypt
104. Burkina Faso, Guyana
106. Cambodia, Malaya
108. Bulgaria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Venezuela
115. Albania, Lesotho, Russia
118. Bangladesh, Croatia, India, Niger, Zimbabwe
123. Congo, Ukraine
125. Burundi, Chad, China, Mauritania
129. Belarus, Georgia, Sierra-Leone
132. Yemen

REPRESSED

133. Haiti, Mozambique, Suriname
136. Rwanda, Sudan, Syria, Zaire
140. Burma
141. Angola
142. Azerbaijan
143. Iran, Libya, Somalia, Vietnam
147. Iraq
148. Cuba, Laos, North Korea