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The United States of America is a federal presidential republic. The bicameral parliament, the Congress, consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The US has a two-party-system, with the Democratic and the Republican Party being the most influential parties by far
  • the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction and watches over abidance by the constitution. The system of checks and balances provides mutual control of the state authorities.

The overall score indicates that there are medium risks of potential human rights violations in this country. This may also include the tourism sector. Relevant risks for the tourism sector are, e.g.:
  • Cases of systemic racism linked to the legacies of slavery
  • Social control affecting many racial and ethnic minorities
  • Black-white wealth gap

For better comparability, we have converted the original scores of the indices to a uniform scale of 1-100 (1 most negative, 100 most positive).

In the following table you find these recalculated values and the original score in brackets behind them.

For information and a link to the original index click on "?" in the table.

The Overall Score is the geometric mean of all converted values for each country. It is subcategorized in five risk categories with colour gradations that can be seen in the map.

You can find more details on the methodology here.

30,0/100 (4)
92,1/100 (0,921)
56,0/100 (4,4)
84,1/100 (15,88)
87,5/100 (T1)
76,9/100 (0,769)
71,0/100 (0,71)
61,2/100 (46,6)
83,0/100 (83)
51,1/100 (51,1)
67,0/100 (67)
82,0/100 (82)