Moral Freedom Index

World Index of Moral Freedom (Foundation for the Advancement of Liberty) – The index measures the level of moral coercion across countries, i.e. how much governments across the world force their citizens to act in line with an officially sanctioned set of values. In other words, the index measures the level of individual liberty citizens have to make moral decisions.

The index has five themes or indicators, each of which contributes to the final score of a country. These include religious (freedom to practice religion, etc.), bioethical (abortion rights, etc.), drugs (cannabis legalisation, etc.), sexuality (legal status of pornography, prostitution, etc.), and gender & family indicators (women’s mobility, etc.). The higher a country’s rank on the index, the greater the level of moral freedom available to its citizens.