Most Democratic Countries as of 2017

The Democracy Index is an index compiled by the UK -based company the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that intends to measure the state of democracy in 167 countries, of which 166 are sovereign states and 165 are UN member states.
The index was first produced in 2006, with updates for 2008, 2010 and the following years since then. The index is based on 60 indicators grouped in five different categories measuring pluralism, civil liberties and political culture. By saying 'Most Democratic Countries as of 2018', I'm referring to the latest 2018 data that was given out about 2017. The highest possible score a country can get is 10 and the lowest is 0. This is a list of countries with the highest score in the democracy index.
Created on 5/14/2018, source:

The Top Ten

1 Norway - 9.87 Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
2 Iceland - 9.58 Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
3 Sweden - 9.39 Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.
4 New Zealand - 9.26 New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.
5 Denmark - 9.22 Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
6 Ireland - 9.15 Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.
7 Canada - 9.15 Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.
8 Australia - 9.09 Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.
9 Finland - 9.03 Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.
10 Switzerland - 9.03 Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. more.