In the Americas, losses in freedom are far larger than gains.
Over the last decade, if we look at the sum of score declines in the region, we see a combined loss in expression of 210 points, set against a combined gain of only 42 points regionwide.
The vast majority of score changes in this region over the last decade have been declines in expression. In the last year, however, there was a small positive shift overall: a combined 25-point increase in expression, outweighing a combined decrease of only 14 points.
Change has also been less dramatic in the Americas than in other regions: The biggest drop was 40 points and the biggest advance was 17 points.
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