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Democracy Index 2020

Published on February 04, 2021
Current Context: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the ‘Democracy Index 2020’.
Democracy Index 2020
  • As per the index, India is at 53rd rank position with a score of 6.61 among 167 countries.
  • The index is topped by Norway with a score of 9.81.
  • The second and third rank positions are marked by Iceland and Sweden respectively.
  • The last rank position of 167th is marked by North Korea with a score of 1.08.
  • The EIU drafted the ranking by considering 5 pillars namely: Electoral Process and Pluralism, Government’s Functioning, Political Participation, Political Culture and Civil Liberties.
  • The countries were classified into 4 types of regime namely: Full Democracy, Flawed Democracy, Hybrid Regime and Authoritarian Regime.
  • By EIU, India is classified under ‘Flawed Democracy’ Category.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of EIU: London, UK


Q.1 What is the rank of India in ‘Democracy Index 2020’?
a. 53rd
b. 47th
c. 66th
d. 78th

Q.2 Which country topped in ‘Democracy Index 2020’?
a. Sweden
b. New Zealand
c. Norway
d. Iceland

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