Countries With Freedom Of Speech 2019

If you live in the United States or other nations where freedom of speech is a right for citizens, you probably understand what an important freedom this is. Freedom of speech gives citizens the right to speak their opinions and express their ideas without being censored.

With freedom of speech, individuals and organizations won’t have to worry about retaliation by the government for expressing their own opinions and ideas.

However, don’t be fooled. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean that you can say anything. There are certain limits to freedom of speech, including but not limited to libel, slander, incitement, copyright violation, trade secrets, and perjury.

Unfortunately, though, not every nation gets to enjoy this freedom. However, there are many nations that acknowledge that freedom of speech is a right and allows its people to speak their opinions and voice their ideas freely. The nations that are most supportive of freedom of speech include:

* Support for free expression is measured using and eight-item index ranging from 0–8, with 8 representing the most supportive of free expression.
Country Free Expression Index Population 2019
United States5.73329,064,917
Poland5.6637,887,768
Spain5.6246,736,776
Mexico5.42127,575,529
Venezuela5.1728,515,829
Canada5.0837,411,047
Australia4.9425,203,198
Argentina4.8344,780,677
South Africa4.858,558,270
United Kingdom4.7867,530,172
France4.7265,129,728
Italy4.6960,550,075
Peru4.6332,510,453
Philippines4.6108,116,615
Chile4.5818,952,038
Brazil4.48211,049,527
Tanzania4.3858,005,463
Germany4.3483,517,045
Kenya4.0452,573,973
Israel4.028,519,377
South Korea3.8351,225,308
Ghana3.7330,417,856
India3.681,366,417,754
Nigeria3.51200,963,599
Uganda3.4744,269,594
Indonesia3.46270,625,568
Palestine3.424,981,420
Russia3.34145,872,256
Turkey3.2883,429,615
Japan3.27126,860,301
Lebanon3.166,855,713
Vietnam2.9696,462,106
Burkina Faso2.9420,321,378
Ukraine2.8543,993,638
Pakistan2.78216,565,318
Jordan2.5310,101,694
Senegal2.0616,296,364