Exploring the World's Biggest Democracies in 2024

As we look ahead to 2024, it's fascinating to examine the demographics of the world's largest democratic nations. According to data from the Economist Intelligence Unit and the UN Population Division, India stands as the most populous democracy, with an estimated population of 1,435.2 million people.

The United States follows closely behind, with a projected population of 340.9 million, making it the second-largest democracy in 2024. Indonesia, with 278.7 million people, secures the third position, while Brazil (217.0 million) and Japan (123.0 million) round out the top five.

Other notable democracies on the list include the Philippines (118.2 million), Germany (83.3 million), Thailand (71.8 million), the United Kingdom (67.9 million, with elections likely in October 2024 or by January 2025), and France (64.8 million).

South Africa (60.7 million), Italy (58.8 million), Colombia (52.2 million), South Korea (51.8 million), and Spain (47.5 million) complete the ranking of the world's biggest democracies based on estimated population figures for 2024.

As we observe these numbers, it's essential to remember that the size of a nation's population doesn't necessarily correlate with the strength or quality of its democratic institutions. Nonetheless, these statistics provide valuable insights into the global landscape of democracies and their relative demographic weights.

List of World's Biggest Democracies in 2024

  1. India: 1,435.2 million
  2. United States: 340.9 million
  3. Indonesia: 278.7 million
  4. Brazil: 217.0 million
  5. Japan: 123.0 million
  6. Philippines: 118.2 million
  7. Germany: 83.3 million
  8. Thailand: 71.8 million
  9. United Kingdom: 67.9 million (probably holding elections in October 2024 or no later than January 2025)
  10. France: 64.8 million
  11. South Africa: 60.7 million
  12. Italy: 58.8 million
  13. Colombia: 52.2 million
  14. South Korea: 51.8 million
  15. Spain: 47.5 million


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