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:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%0.60%AmericasNorthern America
2Brazil211,049,5278,515,767 km²3,287,086 mi²5.74%0.75%AmericasSouth America
3Mexico127,575,5291,964,375 km²758,249 mi²1.32%1.10%AmericasCentral America
4Philippines108,116,615342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%1.37%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
5Germany83,517,045357,114 km²137,846 mi²0.24%0.47%EuropeWestern Europe
6United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²93,759 mi²0.16%0.58%EuropeNorthern Europe
7France65,129,728551,695 km²212,954 mi²0.37%0.21%EuropeWestern Europe
8Italy60,550,075301,336 km²116,316 mi²0.20%-0.13%EuropeSouthern Europe
9South Africa58,558,2701,221,037 km²471,320 mi²0.82%1.33%AfricaSouthern Africa
10Tanzania58,005,463945,087 km²364,804 mi²0.64%3.00%AfricaEastern Africa
11Kenya52,573,973580,367 km²224,022 mi²0.39%2.30%AfricaEastern Africa
12Spain46,736,776505,992 km²195,313 mi²0.34%0.09%EuropeSouthern Europe
13Argentina44,780,6772,780,400 km²1,073,234 mi²1.87%0.95%AmericasSouth America
14Poland37,887,768312,679 km²120,694 mi²0.21%-0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
15Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%0.91%AmericasNorthern America
16Peru32,510,4531,285,216 km²496,093 mi²0.87%1.63%AmericasSouth America
17Venezuela28,515,829916,445 km²353,748 mi²0.62%-1.29%AmericasSouth America
18Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²2,969,121 mi²5.18%1.23%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
19Chile18,952,038756,102 km²291,855 mi²0.51%1.19%AmericasSouth America
20Israel8,519,37720,770 km²8,017 mi²< 0.1%1.64%AsiaWestern Asia