V-Dem Data - Version 5

Welcome to the V-Dem Data page - here you can download all V-Dem data free of charge!

These datasets were published in January, 2016.

Varieties of Democracy is launching new datasets every year during spring! Updates of the respective datatsets may be launched also during the year. 

Download a V-Dem dataset:

  • 173 countries – data from 1900 to today
  • 350 V-Dem indicators & over 30 democracy indices
  • Codebook and other related materials

How to:

  1. Decide dataset type: Country-Year or Country-Date
  2. Decide size: V-Dem only or V-Dem+data from other sources
  3. Decide format: STATA, SPSS or CSV
  4. Click on link to download, fill out name, affiliation, and some additional information in the pop-up
  5. Dataset and documentation are yours!

 

Dataset 

Download

Country-Year: V-Dem

All 350+ V-Dem indicators and indices (Country-Year format)

Suitable for STATA-IC and other software handling a max of 2,000 variables/columns.

Download zip archive in

SPSS

STATA

CSV

Each ZIP includes:

  • Dataset
  • Codebook V5
  • List of Relevant V-Dem Project Documents
  • How to Cite
  • Excel Form for Reporting Errors

Country-Year: V-Dem + other

All 350+ V-Dem indicators and indices + over 300 other indicators from other data sources (Country-Year format).

Download zip archive in 

SPSS

STATA

CSV

Each ZIP includes:

  • Dataset
  • Codebook V5
  • List of Relevant V-Dem Project Documents
  • How to Cite
  • Excel Form for Reporting Errors

Country-Date: V-Dem

All 350+ V-Dem indicators and indices (Country-Date format)

Type B, C and D indicators and most indices are in Country-Date format. For details on variable types, see the codebook. 

Suitable also for STATA-IC and other software handling a max of 2,000 variables/columns.

 

Download zip archive in 

SPSS

STATA

CSV

Each ZIP includes:

  • Dataset
  • Codebook V5
  • List of Relevant V-Dem Project Documents
  • How to Cite
  • Excel Form for Reporting Errors

Working Papers Submissions:

We encourage users of V-Dem data to submit papers to be published by the V-Dem Institute in the "V-Dem Data Users Working Paper Series", more information is available here

 

V-Dem Archive

We strongly recommend that you to use the most recent version (v5) that you can download directly from our website.

We also have an archive, there you find:

To access the archive, click here.

V-Dem Data Access

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