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Election and Democracy
Chile
Voter turnout in the national election46.5% (June 2019 or latest)
[35/36countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections5.36 (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes56.1% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign39.7% (2014)
[23/26countries]
% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions60.7% (2014)
[19/26countries]
% of those who think that giving people more say is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech24.9% (2010)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that protecting freedom of speech is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech10.8% (2010)
[13/25countries]
Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today5.22 (2014)
[17/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago5.04 (2014)
[20/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now5.81 (2014)
[13/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.59 (2014)
[5/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities6.51 (2014)
[3/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making6.20 (2014)
[4/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions4.13 (2014)
[21/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances6.39 (2014)
[6/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights5.32 (2014)
[8/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that countryfs national elections4.86 (2014)
[3/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote4.83 (2014)
[17/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone4.83 (2014)
[26/26countries]
Politician
Chile
Number of total seats in the Parliament158 (2017)
[27/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population8.82 (2017)
[30/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives120 (2017)
[29/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population6.70 (2017)
[31/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments15.8% (2017)
[33/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)34.8% (2017)
[12/35countries]
% of those who trust politicians19.2% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally65.4% (2010)
[11/25countries]
% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption84.2% (2016)
[2/25countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest65.9% (2014)
[7/26countries]
Political party and organization
Chile
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics29.9% (2014)
[13/26countries]
% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices41.3% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who belong to a political party3.0% (2014)
[24/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government11.0% (2016)
[16/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations4.21 (2014)
[9/26countries]
Parliament
Chile
% of those who have confidence in parliament43.0% (2008)
[24/30countries]
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election10.3% (2016)
[21/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law13.4% (2014)
[18/26countries]
Political awareness
Chile
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)30.0% (2016)
[24/24countries]
% of those interested in politics (4 choices)13.2% (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is left15.3% (2014)
[7/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is center56.8% (2014)
[5/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is right12.4% (2014)
[22/26countries]
Average of political position4.87 (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers20.6% (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who read the political content of a newspaper every day10.0% (2014)
[18/18countries]
% of those who never read the political content of a newspaper62.6% (2014)
[1/18countries]
% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day42.4% (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information28.4% (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who watch political news on television every day32.9% (2014)
[17/18countries]
% of those who never watch political news on television34.0% (2014)
[1/18countries]
% of those who listen to political news on the radio every day12.3% (2014)
[17/18countries]
% of those who never listen to political news on the radio66.2% (2014)
[1/18countries]
% of those who use the Internet to obtain political news or information every day9.9% (2014)
[17/17countries]
% of those who never use the Internet to obtain political news or information75.1% (2014)
[1/17countries]
% of those who have expressed political views on the internet10.9% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion15.7% (2014)
[24/26countries]
% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country30.6% (2016)
[22/25countries]
% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government44.4% (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice54.3% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think48.9% (2014)
[18/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government6.27 (2014)
[1/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to try to understand the reasoning of people with other opinions5.92 (2014)
[2/26countries]
Political action
Chile
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law30.4% (2014)
[17/26countries]
% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views14.1% (2014)
[19/26countries]
% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity32.7% (2014)
[14/26countries]
% of those who have signed a petition14.0% (2014)
[24/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to choose products for political, ethical or environmental reasons, even if they cost a bit more4.32 (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who have attended a political meeting13.0% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government71.6% (2016)
[24/25countries]
% of those who have attended demonstrations20.9% (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations69.0% (2016)
[23/25countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to hold public meetings61.0% (2016)
[11/25countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings11.5% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views71.6% (2016)
[10/25countries]
Government
Chile
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 47.9% (2010)
[13/34countries]
Public officials
Chile
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older17.5% (2015)
[27/31countries]
% of those who trust in civil servants15.4% (2016)
[22/25countries]
% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people37.4% (2014)
[21/25countries]
% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption17.6% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption75.0% (2016)
[1/25countries]
% of those who say that they or their family have never come across a public official who hinted/ wanted a bribe in the last five years73.8% (2016)
[20/25countries]
Public finance
Chile
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-2.3% (2015)
[22/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP24.5% (2015)
[34/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)1.4% (2015)
[7/33countries]
% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending67.7% (2016)
[10/25countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget3.85% (2016)
[11/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget8.00% (2016)
[1/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget10.36% (2016)
[13/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget0.79% (2016)
[27/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget3.49% (2016)
[1/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget15.69% (2016)
[15/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget1.41% (2016)
[30/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget20.59% (2016)
[1/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget24.55% (2016)
[30/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP0.98% (2016)
[20/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP2.03% (2016)
[6/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP2.63% (2016)
[30/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.20% (2016)
[31/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.89% (2016)
[2/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP3.99% (2016)
[30/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP0.36% (2016)
[31/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP5.23% (2016)
[15/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP6.24% (2016)
[32/32countries]
Tax
Chile
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates19.0% (2015)
[22/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)25.00% (2018)
[15/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)120 (2016)
[34/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)18.0% (2010)
[14/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)3.8% (2010)
[34/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)25.0% (2010)
[35/36countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes16.0% (2016)
[16/25countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes60.2% (2016)
[6/25countries]
% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes69.2% (2009)
[20/28countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes5.97 (2014)
[20/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes52.2% (2016)
[25/25countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society28.6% (2016)
[22/25countries]
Social security
Chile
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)10.0% (2013)
[33/34countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions90.0% (2016)
[2/25countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old96.6% (2016)
[9/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people61.0% (2016)
[19/25countries]
% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people2.7% (2016)
[21/25countries]
% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people29.5% (2016)
[2/25countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people29.5% (2012)
[17/27countries]
% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people54.6% (2012)
[19/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)100 (2009)
[1/34countries]
% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 55.3% (2012)
[4/27countries]
% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 37.1% (2012)
[9/27countries]
% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 3.9% (2012)
[23/27countries]
% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave36.0% (2012)
[16/27countries]
% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave12.2% (2012)
[7/27countries]
% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave51.4% (2012)
[11/27countries]
% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age14.1% (2012)
[1/27countries]
% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age40.6% (2012)
[20/27countries]
% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age45.3% (2012)
[15/27countries]
% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age25.7% (2012)
[14/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country11.5% (2010)
[7/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor13.2% (2009)
[13/28countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it90.7% (2016)
[3/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to help people in the country who are worse off than themselves6.18 (2014)
[3/26countries]
Law and Justice
Chile
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free56.3% (2016)
[25/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)37.5% (2016)
[24/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.27 (2014)
[8/26countries]
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts33.8% (2010)
[27/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)33.6% (2008)
[30/30countries]