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Worldwide Governance Indicators: Rule of Law Scores for 2007
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.
All of these small island nations in the Pacific Ocean had predicted Rule of Law scores greater than 0 and all but American Samoa performed better than expected.
For the Cook Islands, its predicted score was 0.49. It deviated 0.12 above prediction for an observed score of 0.61.

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.