The Critical Thinking Global Report for different nations is based on a scoring system as follows:
The scoring is primarily concerned with the extent to which citizens are permitted to think critically without fear of negative repercussions whether from the legal system or the community and the extent to which the local education system encourages them to think critically.
The scoring is not an indicator of the critical thinking abilities of any individuals. It is all about the backdrop or context in which people are living and the extent to which they can implement critical thinking safely and legally. It should therefore be noted that it is entirely possible for a country with a low rating to have many citizens who are active critical thinkers, and that it is also entirely possible for a country with a high rating to have many citizens who are not active critical thinkers. This report is about countries rather than individuals.