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Election and Democracy
Slovakia
Voter turnout in the national election59.8% (June 2019 or latest)
[26/36countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections4.93 (2014)
[26/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes64.8% (2014)
[19/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign45.8% (2014)
[20/26countries]
% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions59.1% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works37.8% (2013)
[18/26countries]
% 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 speech21.0% (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 speech5.5% (2010)
[21/25countries]
Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today4.67 (2014)
[21/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago4.67 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now4.96 (2014)
[19/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.43 (2014)
[12/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities5.71 (2014)
[23/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making5.80 (2014)
[17/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions5.57 (2014)
[6/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances5.94 (2014)
[18/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights5.42 (2014)
[7/26countries]
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 elections4.33 (2014)
[9/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote5.09 (2014)
[12/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.55 (2014)
[13/26countries]
Politician
Slovakia
Number of total seats in the Parliament150 (2017)
[28/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population27.63 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives150 (2017)
[24/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population27.63 (2017)
[13/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments20.0% (2017)
[27/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)14.3% (2017)
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% of those who trust politicians15.7% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally75.9% (2010)
[6/25countries]
% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption67.4% (2016)
[7/25countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest74.9% (2014)
[4/26countries]
Political party and organization
Slovakia
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics27.1% (2014)
[17/26countries]
% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices38.0% (2014)
[23/26countries]
% of those who belong to a political party3.3% (2014)
[23/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government17.9% (2016)
[5/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations3.51 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Parliament
Slovakia
% of those who have confidence in parliament63.6% (2008)
[7/30countries]
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election16.1% (2016)
[15/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law18.8% (2014)
[10/26countries]
Political awareness
Slovakia
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)49.3% (2016)
[23/24countries]
% of those interested in politics (4 choices)36.4% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is left15.0% (2014)
[8/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is center45.8% (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is right18.6% (2014)
[13/26countries]
Average of political position5.21 (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers30.7% (2014)
[25/26countries]
% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day59.6% (2014)
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% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information5.8% (2014)
[7/26countries]
% of those who have expressed political views on the internet12.4% (2014)
[14/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion24.6% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country35.0% (2016)
[20/25countries]
% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government39.9% (2014)
[5/26countries]
% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice65.9% (2016)
[6/25countries]
% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think66.6% (2014)
[6/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government4.41 (2014)
[26/26countries]
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 opinions5.03 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Political action
Slovakia
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law30.7% (2014)
[16/26countries]
% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views19.5% (2014)
[12/26countries]
% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity11.3% (2014)
[24/26countries]
% of those who have signed a petition56.7% (2014)
[14/26countries]
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 more3.94 (2014)
[24/26countries]
% of those who have attended a political meeting26.0% (2014)
[14/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government79.3% (2016)
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% of those who have attended demonstrations22.2% (2014)
[13/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations77.4% (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 meetings65.0% (2016)
[8/25countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings26.2% (2014)
[5/26countries]
% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views66.2% (2016)
[15/25countries]
Government
Slovakia
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 30.9% (2010)
[27/34countries]
Public officials
Slovakia
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older23.3% (2015)
[16/31countries]
% of those who trust in civil servants16.5% (2016)
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% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people63.5% (2014)
[10/25countries]
% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption17.8% (2014)
[20/26countries]
% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption59.2% (2016)
[4/25countries]
% 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 years65.0% (2016)
[23/25countries]
Public finance
Slovakia
General government expenditure, % of GDP45.6% (2015)
[13/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP42.8% (2015)
[15/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-2.7% (2015)
[25/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP59.3% (2015)
[21/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-35.3% (2015)
[17/33countries]
% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending86.5% (2016)
[4/25countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget2.38% (2016)
[17/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget5.57% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget10.79% (2016)
[9/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.59% (2016)
[14/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget1.18% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget17.74% (2016)
[7/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget2.35% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget9.26% (2016)
[29/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget36.45% (2016)
[20/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP0.99% (2016)
[19/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP2.31% (2016)
[1/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP4.48% (2016)
[13/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.66% (2016)
[14/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.49% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP7.36% (2016)
[11/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP0.98% (2016)
[21/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP3.84% (2016)
[30/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP15.11% (2016)
[19/32countries]
Tax
Slovakia
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates20.0% (2015)
[17/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)21.00% (2018)
[25/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)56 (2016)
[26/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)7.0% (2010)
[31/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)39.6% (2010)
[4/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)48.7% (2010)
[11/36countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes17.4% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes52.8% (2016)
[11/25countries]
% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes70.5% (2009)
[19/28countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes5.67 (2014)
[25/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes72.6% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society45.1% (2016)
[18/25countries]
Social security
Slovakia
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)18.1% (2013)
[25/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system19.5% (2013)
[24/26countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions82.6% (2016)
[4/25countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old97.6% (2016)
[6/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people84.3% (2016)
[5/25countries]
% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people2.4% (2016)
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% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people7.8% (2016)
[18/25countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people35.3% (2012)
[13/27countries]
% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people62.7% (2012)
[13/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)55 (2009)
[32/34countries]
% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 1.2% (2012)
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% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 4.6% (2012)
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% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 65.7% (2012)
[2/27countries]
% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave60.1% (2012)
[7/27countries]
% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave2.7% (2012)
[24/27countries]
% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave37.1% (2012)
[19/27countries]
% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age1.9% (2012)
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% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age41.3% (2012)
[19/27countries]
% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age56.8% (2012)
[7/27countries]
% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age50.3% (2012)
[8/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country22.0% (2010)
[3/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor17.1% (2009)
[9/28countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it76.9% (2016)
[15/25countries]
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 themselves5.12 (2014)
[23/26countries]
Law and Justice
Slovakia
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free79.4% (2016)
[7/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)39.0% (2016)
[22/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations5.86 (2014)
[23/26countries]
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts26.1% (2010)
[33/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)58.9% (2008)
[23/30countries]