Global: access to justice


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 (56%) 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 (67%) populations have the highest ratings.  The lowest ratings are found among the populations of South America (28%).

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results by income


As with our other indicators, the biggest differences in the feedback are driven by income. 63% 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 54% for respondents from lower income brackets.

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results by gender


There are also significant differences by gender.  Males (58.5%) 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 (52.6%). 

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