Global: access to the courts


We ask the world’s population whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “In my country, everyone has access to the courts and can get a legal decision in a reasonable amount of time”   Use the map below to see current results (% of the population who agree).

results by region


Overall, just over a half (55%) of the world’s population agree that “In my country, everyone has access to the courts and can get a legal decision in a reasonable amount of time.”

It varies significantly by continent. Asian (69%) populations have the highest ratings.  The lowest ratings are found among the populations of South America (29%).

results by income


As with our other indicators, the biggest differences in the feedback are driven by income. 70% of high income respondents agree that “In my country, everyone has access to the courts and can get a legal decision in a reasonable amount of time.” In contrast, this falls to 55% for respondents from lower income brackets.

results by gender


There are also significant differences by gender.  Males (61%) are more likely to agree that “everyone has access to the courts and can get a legal decision in a reasonable amount of time” than females (55%). 

 

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