Nearly 75 percent of the world’s population lived in a place that saw a decline in rights and freedoms in 2020, United States-based think tank, Freedom House, said in a new report, detailing the 15th consecutive year of shrinking global liberties. While 28 countries saw an improvement last year, declines in freedom were recorded in 73 others. Notably the United States has seen an 11-point decline in freedom since 2010, driven by several factors including political corruption and conflict of interests, lack of transparency in government, and punitive immigration and asylum policies.