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Election and Democracy
Lithuania
Voter turnout in the national election50.6% (June 2019 or latest)
[33/36countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections5.87 (2014)
[10/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes45.3% (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign41.5% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions59.2% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works23.3% (2013)
[24/26countries]
% 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 speech46.6% (2010)
[1/25countries]
% 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 speech1.2% (2010)
[25/25countries]
Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today4.53 (2014)
[22/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago4.27 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now5.59 (2014)
[15/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.69 (2014)
[3/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities5.82 (2014)
[20/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making6.15 (2014)
[6/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions5.41 (2014)
[7/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances6.26 (2014)
[8/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights4.96 (2014)
[14/26countries]
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 elections4.62 (2014)
[5/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote4.01 (2014)
[23/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.74 (2014)
[4/26countries]
Politician
Lithuania
Number of total seats in the Parliament141 (2017)
[29/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population49.09 (2017)
[6/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives141 (2017)
[28/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population49.09 (2017)
[5/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments21.3% (2017)
[26/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)21.4% (2017)
[25/35countries]
% of those who trust politicians6.8% (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally82.3% (2010)
[2/25countries]
% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption77.6% (2016)
[3/25countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest73.8% (2014)
[6/26countries]
Political party and organization
Lithuania
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics34.5% (2014)
[8/26countries]
% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices39.4% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who belong to a political party5.5% (2014)
[16/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government11.2% (2016)
[15/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations4.31 (2014)
[5/26countries]
Parliament
Lithuania
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election6.3% (2016)
[24/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law6.1% (2014)
[26/26countries]
Political awareness
Lithuania
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)68.1% (2016)
[14/24countries]
% of those interested in politics (4 choices)51.3% (2014)
[13/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is left10.9% (2014)
[19/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is center56.7% (2014)
[6/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is right17.6% (2014)
[16/26countries]
Average of political position5.32 (2014)
[11/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers43.7% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who read the political content of a newspaper every day23.1% (2014)
[12/18countries]
% of those who never read the political content of a newspaper28.7% (2014)
[8/18countries]
% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day79.6% (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information2.7% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who watch political news on television every day60.9% (2014)
[3/18countries]
% of those who never watch political news on television6.9% (2014)
[11/18countries]
% of those who listen to political news on the radio every day30.5% (2014)
[5/18countries]
% of those who never listen to political news on the radio35.9% (2014)
[8/18countries]
% of those who use the Internet to obtain political news or information every day26.4% (2014)
[7/17countries]
% of those who never use the Internet to obtain political news or information47.5% (2014)
[7/17countries]
% of those who have expressed political views on the internet7.1% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion28.3% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country47.5% (2016)
[15/25countries]
% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government48.3% (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice70.6% (2016)
[4/25countries]
% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think67.7% (2014)
[5/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government5.39 (2014)
[14/26countries]
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 opinions5.24 (2014)
[24/26countries]
Political action
Lithuania
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law12.9% (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views10.3% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity31.8% (2014)
[16/26countries]
% of those who have signed a petition26.5% (2014)
[22/26countries]
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 more3.55 (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who have attended a political meeting19.1% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government84.2% (2016)
[17/25countries]
% of those who have attended demonstrations20.6% (2014)
[17/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations81.9% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to hold public meetings57.9% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings32.5% (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views66.9% (2016)
[14/25countries]
Government
Lithuania
Public officials
Lithuania
% of those who trust in civil servants8.7% (2016)
[25/25countries]
% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people26.8% (2014)
[23/25countries]
% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption9.6% (2014)
[25/26countries]
% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption70.8% (2016)
[2/25countries]
% 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 years60.9% (2016)
[24/25countries]
Public finance
Lithuania
General government expenditure, % of GDP35.1% (2015)
[30/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP34.9% (2015)
[29/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-0.2% (2015)
[10/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP53.9% (2015)
[22/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-24.1% (2015)
[14/33countries]
% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending89.0% (2016)
[3/25countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget4.56% (2016)
[6/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget4.30% (2016)
[14/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget8.84% (2016)
[21/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.41% (2016)
[19/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget1.08% (2016)
[20/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget17.08% (2016)
[10/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget2.97% (2016)
[11/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget15.06% (2016)
[7/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget32.84% (2016)
[23/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP1.55% (2016)
[12/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP1.46% (2016)
[22/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP3.01% (2016)
[28/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.48% (2016)
[24/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.37% (2016)
[23/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP5.82% (2016)
[21/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP1.01% (2016)
[19/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP5.13% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP11.18% (2016)
[26/32countries]
Tax
Lithuania
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)15.00% (2018)
[34/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)27 (2016)
[16/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)0.0% (2010)
[36/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)35.1% (2010)
[8/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)38.7% (2010)
[23/36countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes38.2% (2016)
[1/25countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes39.5% (2016)
[22/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes6.11 (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes79.3% (2016)
[8/25countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society50.5% (2016)
[14/25countries]
Social security
Lithuania
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system21.7% (2013)
[23/26countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions82.1% (2016)
[5/25countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old92.9% (2016)
[20/25countries]
% of those who think that the government is successful in the provision of decent life for the old8.4% (2016)
[14/15countries]
% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people56.4% (2016)
[21/25countries]
% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people3.8% (2016)
[19/25countries]
% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people31.0% (2016)
[1/25countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people26.1% (2012)
[18/27countries]
% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people62.4% (2012)
[14/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)100 (2009)
[1/34countries]
% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 2.3% (2012)
[25/27countries]
% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 12.6% (2012)
[24/27countries]
% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 63.8% (2012)
[4/27countries]
% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave57.9% (2012)
[8/27countries]
% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave3.9% (2012)
[21/27countries]
% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave38.1% (2012)
[18/27countries]
% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age3.6% (2012)
[6/27countries]
% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age44.4% (2012)
[17/27countries]
% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age52.0% (2012)
[10/27countries]
% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age50.6% (2012)
[7/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country36.9% (2010)
[1/25countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it71.1% (2016)
[21/25countries]
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 themselves5.61 (2014)
[10/26countries]
Law and Justice
Lithuania
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free73.7% (2016)
[15/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)61.1% (2016)
[6/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.07 (2014)
[17/26countries]