Drivers of the freedom index

Published in a data story on the freedom index here.

Percentage values indicate the relative importance of the contribution of the indicator to the accuracy of non-linear predictive models. Same colors depict same ranking of indicators in terms of their relative importance. Hover over them for more info.

Analysis of 2014

Freedom of choice satisfaction as measured in 2013

Analysis of 2010

Freedom of choice satisfaction as measured in 2009

Note: The policy of the United Nations on the indicators that get published have changed since 2014. Several subjective indicators related to the perceptions of well-being published in 2010 were excluded from the 2014 data. Indicators on women treated with respect, fraction of women in the social network and level of political engagement do not appear in the 2014 data. In both analyzes six indicators in total emerged as drivers. This is a coincidence. DataStories workflows identify the minimal set of drivers which are sufficient and necessary to achieve optimal (cross-validated) prediction error for the key performance indicator, which is in this case satisfaction with the freedom of choice (calculated as a percent of the total population in a country participated in the World Gallup Poll).

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