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Election and Democracy
Denmark
Voter turnout in the national election85.9% (March 2019 or latest)
[6/36countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections6.39 (2014)
[2/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes93.9% (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign67.0% (2014)
[7/26countries]
% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions74.2% (2014)
[4/26countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works85.2% (2013)
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% 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 speech23.6% (2010)
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% 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 speech17.7% (2010)
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Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today7.41 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago7.67 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now7.01 (2014)
[3/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.23 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities6.17 (2014)
[7/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making5.73 (2014)
[19/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions4.08 (2014)
[23/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances6.13 (2014)
[13/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights4.64 (2014)
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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 elections2.95 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote4.98 (2014)
[16/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.59 (2014)
[11/26countries]
Politician
Denmark
Number of total seats in the Parliament179 (2017)
[25/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population31.23 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives179 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population31.23 (2017)
[11/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments37.4% (2017)
[10/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)42.9% (2017)
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% of those who trust politicians44.6% (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally33.7% (2010)
[23/25countries]
% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption4.4% (2016)
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% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest32.9% (2014)
[21/26countries]
Political party and organization
Denmark
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics36.6% (2014)
[5/26countries]
% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices39.1% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who belong to a political party7.2% (2014)
[10/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government8.9% (2016)
[21/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations3.96 (2014)
[13/26countries]
Parliament
Denmark
% of those who have confidence in parliament81.5% (2008)
[2/30countries]
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election34.3% (2016)
[3/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law21.1% (2014)
[7/26countries]
Political awareness
Denmark
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)77.4% (2016)
[4/24countries]
% of those interested in politics (4 choices)62.2% (2014)
[5/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is left17.3% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is center34.1% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is right21.2% (2014)
[8/26countries]
Average of political position5.12 (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers68.0% (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who read the political content of a newspaper every day29.1% (2014)
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% of those who never read the political content of a newspaper15.5% (2014)
[14/18countries]
% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day79.3% (2014)
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% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information2.1% (2014)
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% of those who watch political news on television every day43.5% (2014)
[11/18countries]
% of those who never watch political news on television6.3% (2014)
[16/18countries]
% of those who listen to political news on the radio every day28.2% (2014)
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% of those who never listen to political news on the radio22.6% (2014)
[15/18countries]
% of those who have expressed political views on the internet20.1% (2014)
[2/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion44.3% (2014)
[4/26countries]
% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country75.1% (2016)
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% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government17.4% (2014)
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% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice60.5% (2016)
[11/25countries]
% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think46.4% (2014)
[20/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government5.28 (2014)
[15/26countries]
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 opinions5.61 (2014)
[13/26countries]
Political action
Denmark
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law30.8% (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views23.0% (2014)
[11/26countries]
% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity57.3% (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who have signed a petition72.2% (2014)
[6/26countries]
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 more4.62 (2014)
[11/26countries]
% of those who have attended a political meeting38.0% (2014)
[2/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government95.8% (2016)
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% of those who have attended demonstrations30.8% (2014)
[5/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations90.7% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to hold public meetings66.7% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings24.8% (2014)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views76.6% (2016)
[7/25countries]
Government
Denmark
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 58.7% (2010)
[6/34countries]
Public officials
Denmark
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older23.5% (2015)
[15/31countries]
% of those who trust in civil servants44.2% (2016)
[3/25countries]
% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people58.2% (2014)
[15/25countries]
% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption77.8% (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption4.9% (2016)
[25/25countries]
% 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 years90.6% (2016)
[4/25countries]
Public finance
Denmark
General government expenditure, % of GDP54.8% (2015)
[3/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP53.5% (2015)
[3/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-1.3% (2015)
[15/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP53.1% (2015)
[26/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-4.4% (2015)
[8/33countries]
% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending44.5% (2016)
[22/25countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget2.12% (2016)
[23/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget1.87% (2016)
[32/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget6.24% (2016)
[31/32countries]
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 budget0.50% (2016)
[31/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget16.06% (2016)
[14/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget3.29% (2016)
[6/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget12.91% (2016)
[12/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget43.57% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP1.12% (2016)
[17/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP0.99% (2016)
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General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP3.29% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.41% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.26% (2016)
[29/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP8.47% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP1.74% (2016)
[4/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP6.81% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP22.97% (2016)
[3/32countries]
Tax
Denmark
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates25.0% (2015)
[2/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)22.00% (2018)
[21/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)7 (2016)
[2/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)21.9% (2010)
[11/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)3.6% (2010)
[35/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)29.2% (2010)
[31/36countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes25.3% (2016)
[7/25countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes36.5% (2016)
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% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes67.2% (2009)
[24/28countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes6.04 (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes57.6% (2016)
[23/25countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society53.1% (2016)
[11/25countries]
Social security
Denmark
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)29.0% (2013)
[4/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system80.2% (2013)
[6/26countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions41.2% (2016)
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% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old95.5% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that the government is successful in the provision of decent life for the old36.7% (2016)
[6/15countries]
% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people84.0% (2016)
[8/25countries]
% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people11.7% (2016)
[3/25countries]
% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people1.8% (2016)
[21/25countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people77.3% (2012)
[2/27countries]
% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people82.2% (2012)
[4/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)100 (2009)
[1/34countries]
% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 33.5% (2012)
[12/27countries]
% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 44.6% (2012)
[6/27countries]
% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 4.8% (2012)
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% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave32.9% (2012)
[17/27countries]
% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave5.6% (2012)
[14/27countries]
% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave60.3% (2012)
[6/27countries]
% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age1.2% (2012)
[21/27countries]
% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age58.9% (2012)
[11/27countries]
% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age39.8% (2012)
[16/27countries]
% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age70.7% (2012)
[4/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country3.2% (2010)
[21/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor8.7% (2009)
[19/28countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it69.5% (2016)
[23/25countries]
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 themselves5.46 (2014)
[14/26countries]
Law and Justice
Denmark
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free84.2% (2016)
[3/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)47.9% (2016)
[18/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.10 (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts84.7% (2010)
[1/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)90.3% (2008)
[1/30countries]