According to the World Justice Project Report, among the 12 countries in this comparison, Italy ranks 12th in maintaining a relevant and applicable rule of law among its government, citizens, and nongovernmental influences. The United States is only slightly better than Italy, ranking 11th among the 12.
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|Green||Ranked first for statistic|
|Red||Ranked last for statistic|
|Limited Government||Absence of Corruption||Order and Security||Fundamental Rights||Open Government||Regulatory Enforcement||Civil Justice||Criminal Justice|
Scores for each category range from 0-1 where 1 is the best score.
Page updated on 2/24/2023.
April 11, 2019.
A 2017 study showed that 71% of low-income households in the US experienced at least one civil legal problem, and of those, 86% “received inadequate or no legal help.” According to the World Justice Project’s 2019 Rule of Law Index, the U.S. ranks low at 99th out of 126 countries.