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Election and Democracy
Portugal
Voter turnout in the national election55.8% (June 2019 or latest)
[28/36countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works23.5% (2013)
[23/26countries]
Politician
Portugal
Number of total seats in the Parliament230 (2017)
[18/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population22.28 (2017)
[18/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives230 (2017)
[15/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population22.28 (2017)
[16/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments34.8% (2017)
[13/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)22.2% (2017)
[24/35countries]
Political party and organization
Portugal
Parliament
Portugal
% of those who have confidence in parliament46.7% (2008)
[20/30countries]
Political awareness
Portugal
Political action
Portugal
Government
Portugal
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 24.5% (2010)
[31/34countries]
Public officials
Portugal
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older19.6% (2015)
[25/31countries]
Public finance
Portugal
General government expenditure, % of GDP48.3% (2015)
[11/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP44.0% (2015)
[13/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-4.4% (2015)
[33/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP149.2% (2015)
[4/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-109.4% (2015)
[30/33countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget2.10% (2016)
[24/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget4.01% (2016)
[17/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget7.12% (2016)
[29/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.31% (2016)
[21/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget1.19% (2016)
[17/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget13.21% (2016)
[23/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget1.82% (2016)
[26/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget10.82% (2016)
[22/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget40.03% (2016)
[12/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP0.94% (2016)
[22/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP1.79% (2016)
[13/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP3.19% (2016)
[26/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.58% (2016)
[17/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.53% (2016)
[15/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP5.90% (2016)
[20/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP0.81% (2016)
[24/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP4.84% (2016)
[22/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP17.90% (2016)
[12/32countries]
Tax
Portugal
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates23.0% (2015)
[7/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)31.50% (2018)
[2/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)38 (2016)
[21/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)14.9% (2010)
[22/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)26.8% (2010)
[15/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)43.3% (2010)
[19/36countries]
% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes84.6% (2009)
[7/28countries]
Social security
Portugal
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)25.5% (2013)
[10/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system24.6% (2013)
[21/26countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)100 (2009)
[1/34countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor25.2% (2009)
[2/28countries]
Law and Justice
Portugal
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts25.3% (2010)
[34/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)54.8% (2008)
[26/30countries]