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Election and Democracy
Turkey
Voter turnout in the national election86.2% (June 2019 or latest)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections6.56 (2014)
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% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes48.6% (2014)
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% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign49.4% (2014)
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% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions53.2% (2014)
[24/26countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works56.7% (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 speech18.2% (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 speech9.8% (2010)
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Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today4.93 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago4.40 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now5.34 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.59 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities6.37 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making6.30 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions5.38 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances6.26 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights5.19 (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 elections5.07 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote5.96 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.66 (2014)
[7/26countries]
Politician
Turkey
Number of total seats in the Parliament550 (2017)
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Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population6.92 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives550 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population6.92 (2017)
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% of seats held by women in national parliaments14.6% (2017)
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Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)3.8% (2017)
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% of those who trust politicians34.9% (2014)
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% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally77.3% (2010)
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% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption64.2% (2016)
[8/25countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest49.9% (2014)
[16/26countries]
Political party and organization
Turkey
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics34.4% (2014)
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% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices40.3% (2014)
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% of those who belong to a political party11.2% (2014)
[6/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government9.3% (2016)
[19/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations5.27 (2014)
[1/26countries]
Parliament
Turkey
% of those who have confidence in parliament63.2% (2008)
[9/30countries]
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election22.2% (2016)
[10/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law22.6% (2014)
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Political awareness
Turkey
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)57.6% (2016)
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% of those interested in politics (4 choices)29.6% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is left13.4% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is center39.1% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is right30.7% (2014)
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Average of political position5.86 (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers35.0% (2014)
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% of those who read the political content of a newspaper every day19.1% (2014)
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% of those who never read the political content of a newspaper37.5% (2014)
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% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day71.6% (2014)
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% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information4.1% (2014)
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% of those who watch political news on television every day61.7% (2014)
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% of those who never watch political news on television6.7% (2014)
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% of those who listen to political news on the radio every day12.5% (2014)
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% of those who never listen to political news on the radio59.1% (2014)
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% of those who use the Internet to obtain political news or information every day21.3% (2014)
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% of those who never use the Internet to obtain political news or information52.7% (2014)
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% of those who have expressed political views on the internet7.1% (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion27.5% (2014)
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% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country46.0% (2016)
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% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government27.3% (2014)
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% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice45.6% (2016)
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% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think37.2% (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government5.82 (2014)
[6/26countries]
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 opinions5.87 (2014)
[4/26countries]
Political action
Turkey
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law36.8% (2014)
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% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views5.3% (2014)
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% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity6.5% (2014)
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% of those who have signed a petition13.4% (2014)
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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 more5.73 (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who have attended a political meeting10.2% (2014)
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% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government61.5% (2016)
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% of those who have attended demonstrations9.5% (2014)
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% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations55.0% (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 meetings58.0% (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 meetings8.7% (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 views53.9% (2016)
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Government
Turkey
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 54.6% (2010)
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Public officials
Turkey
% of those who trust in civil servants23.6% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people52.7% (2014)
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% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption24.8% (2014)
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% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption60.1% (2016)
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% 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 years66.5% (2016)
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Public finance
Turkey
General government expenditure, % of GDP33.1% (2015)
[32/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP34.4% (2015)
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General government fiscal balance, % of GDP1.3% (2015)
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General government gross debt, % of GDP27.4% (2015)
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General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-8.0% (2015)
[10/33countries]
% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending54.7% (2016)
[16/25countries]
Tax
Turkey
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates18.0% (2015)
[24/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)22.00% (2018)
[21/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)128 (2016)
[36/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)17.0% (2010)
[16/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)23.1% (2010)
[17/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)44.5% (2010)
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% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes28.2% (2016)
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% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes44.9% (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 incomes76.5% (2009)
[14/28countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes6.56 (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes57.9% (2016)
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% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society47.7% (2016)
[17/25countries]
Social security
Turkey
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)13.4% (2013)
[32/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system62.6% (2013)
[10/26countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions81.6% (2016)
[6/25countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old90.8% (2016)
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% of those who think that the government is successful in the provision of decent life for the old49.3% (2016)
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% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people79.6% (2016)
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% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people2.2% (2016)
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% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people12.7% (2016)
[12/25countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people49.5% (2012)
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% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people66.5% (2012)
[10/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)67 (2009)
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% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 45.8% (2012)
[6/27countries]
% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 33.6% (2012)
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% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 12.5% (2012)
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% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave49.8% (2012)
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% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave17.8% (2012)
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% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave32.4% (2012)
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% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age1.7% (2012)
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% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age63.7% (2012)
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% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age34.6% (2012)
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% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age21.2% (2012)
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% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country15.0% (2010)
[5/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor16.1% (2009)
[10/28countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it86.0% (2016)
[7/25countries]
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 themselves6.35 (2014)
[1/26countries]
Law and Justice
Turkey
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free65.0% (2016)
[22/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)48.6% (2016)
[17/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.41 (2014)
[4/26countries]
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts58.7% (2010)
[15/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)73.5% (2008)
[12/30countries]