Under civil rights, ive noticed the status thing says "frightening"-is that a bad thing, as in no cival rights at all, or is it good?
It's a good thing. Infact, it is the best. Below is a link that includes a list of the rankings. Scroll down and you will see it.
It means its the most. Whether it is bad or good is up to your political leanings.
Yes, as it is with a nation's economy rating, Frightening is the one of the highest (if not the highest) ratings.
It is the highest.