- The red line measures deviations from predicted
values, which are represented by the blue line. Ignore
the gap between the red and blue lines and concentrate on
how closely the red line centers toward 0. The closer to
0, the less the deviation of a country's observed score
on Rule of Law from its predicted score.
- For example, Costa Rica's predicted score for Rule of
Law was 0..35. It actually scored 0.44, deviating only
0.09 points above its prediction.
- In contrast, Guatemala deviated 0.86 below its
predicted score of -0.25, resulting in an observed score
- Excepting Costa Rica, all of the Central American
countries deviated below their predictions, some far
The PDF country pages display the observed Rule of Law
Scores, predicted scores, and residuals (deviations from
the predictions). Each page reports country size, wealth,
and party data. Download a
212 page PDF that serves for all countries.