March 31, 2016
With Version 6, we are releasing new data for 113 countries covering 2013 and 2014, and for 76 of these countries data is also available for 2015 – in addition to the full data for all 173 countries from 1900-2012.
The dataset now includes about 350 unique and disaggregated democracy indicators, 39 mid-level indices, and 5 Varieties of Democracy indices, including a new and better aggregation of the Electoral Democracy index that closely mirrors Robert Dahl’s concept of “Polyarchy”.
Please visit the data page (https://v-dem.net/en/data/data-version-6/) to download the dataset in SPSS, STATA or CSV format. The download file also includes the codebook (version 6), a “What is New and Changed” document, a list of other useful V-Dem project documents, a “How to Cite” document, and an excel form for reporting errors.
The data is also available for analysis through our user-friendly online analysis tools, for which no statistical training is needed: https://v-dem.net/en/analysis/analysis/.