The V-Dem Dataset

Includes the world's most comprehensive and detailed democracy ratings. The latest version of the dataset and associated reference documents can be downloaded below.

How to download the V-Dem dataset

Each ZIP includes: Dataset, Codebook, What's New, Cautionary Notes, and Suggested Citations.

1

Decide which type of dataset fits your purpose

Country-Year, Country-Date or Coder-Level.

2

Choose the size you would like to download

V-Dem Core or V-Dem Full+Others.

3

Select your preferred format

SPSS, STATA, CSV or R.

4

Download the file

To download the file, click on the format in the column 'download' that corresponds to your preferred choice (e.g. 'R' or 'CSV'). The dataset and documentation are now ready to be used.

V-Dem Dataset Version 12

Reference Documents


Questions?

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