Spain has fallen 17 tenths of a point and six places in The Economist’s democratic quality index, although it remains in the “full” democracy category. The country has never failed to be a “full” democracy since the index was created 15 years ago. It has a score of 8.12. Furthermore, “democracy received a big blow in 2020” at a global level, stated the study. Almost 70% of the countries examined have regressed in “democratic freedoms” due to the restrictions on civil liberties caused by the fight against the pandemic.