The World Freedom Index utilizes three freedom indexes to arrive at our Freedom Score. The indexes used are:
- Index of Economic Freedom from the Heritage Foundation is used to gauge a country’s economic freedom
- Index of Freedom in the World from Freedom House is used to gauge a country’s political freedom
- World Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Boarders is used to gauge a country’s freedom of the press
Each index is weighted 1/3 toward the calculation of the Freedom Score.
Each of the three freedom indexes are normalized to a 1-100 scale to make comparison and aggregation possible.