Today, I posted to A Crowing Hen’s data page a Stata-friendly Excel file that contains the Freedom House Freedom in the World index from 1972-2014. The data file contains the Freedom House scores for Civil Liberties and Political Rights, as well as their annual “status” assessment of a country’s level of freedom.
To the data, I have added scale-inverted measures, which more intuitively gives higher scores to countries that are more free. I have also included averages, sums, minimums, and maximums for the two combined scores in their original and scale-inverted formats. Finally, the data conveniently contains Correlates of War state abbreviations and state codes to make data merging easier. Enjoy!
For more on Freedom House and their coding system, please visit their website.