The list is not telling you everything. Hong Kong Please that is number 1 in what world. China is taking total control.
Then you have countries with very strong gun control and socialist government like Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and just about all European countries are very socialist. The Arab countries WOW were do I start limited freedoms there.
I think this website has a different type of freedom ranking, maybe business freedom which I do think is important but there taxes are very high. I used to buy many product from Europe to sell in the U. S. and can tell you France, United Kingdom, Spain, all had so much problem. I talked to all of these business owners and they would tell me how lucking we were.