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Election and Democracy
Italy
Voter turnout in the national election72.9% (March 2019 or latest)
[13/36countries]
Politician
Italy
Number of total seats in the Parliament952 (2017)
[2/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population15.71 (2017)
[22/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives630 (2017)
[2/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population10.40 (2017)
[23/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments31.0% (2017)
[15/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)27.8% (2017)
[17/35countries]
Political party and organization
Italy
Parliament
Italy
% of those who have confidence in parliament45.0% (2008)
[22/30countries]
Political awareness
Italy
Political action
Italy
Government
Italy
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 33.4% (2010)
[22/34countries]
Public officials
Italy
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older45.4% (2015)
[1/31countries]
Public finance
Italy
General government expenditure, % of GDP50.5% (2015)
[7/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP47.8% (2015)
[10/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-2.7% (2015)
[25/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP157.5% (2015)
[3/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-132.5% (2015)
[32/33countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget2.60% (2016)
[15/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget3.80% (2016)
[20/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget8.03% (2016)
[26/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.81% (2016)
[10/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget1.33% (2016)
[15/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget14.08% (2016)
[19/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget1.72% (2016)
[27/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget7.90% (2016)
[32/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget42.75% (2016)
[6/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP1.28% (2016)
[14/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP1.87% (2016)
[10/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP3.94% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.89% (2016)
[8/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.65% (2016)
[10/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP6.92% (2016)
[16/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP0.84% (2016)
[22/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP3.88% (2016)
[29/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP21.00% (2016)
[5/32countries]
Tax
Italy
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates22.0% (2015)
[11/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)27.81% (2018)
[10/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)126 (2016)
[35/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)22.8% (2010)
[10/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)43.4% (2010)
[3/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)68.6% (2010)
[1/36countries]
Social security
Italy
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)28.6% (2013)
[5/34countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)80 (2009)
[22/34countries]
Law and Justice
Italy
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts36.9% (2010)
[26/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)56.0% (2008)
[25/30countries]