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Election and Democracy
United States
Voter turnout in the national election56.8% (As of March 2021)
[28/37countries]
Evaluation of voice and accountability0.965 (2019)
[25/37countries]
Evaluation of political stability and absence of violence0.298 (2019)
[31/37countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections5.96 (2014)
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% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes67.8% (2014)
[16/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign71.1% (2014)
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% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions53.3% (2014)
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% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works80.2% (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 speech36.9% (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 speech15.6% (2010)
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Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today5.86 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago6.25 (2014)
[12/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now5.39 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.15 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities6.11 (2014)
[10/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making6.08 (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 actions4.25 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances5.95 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights5.02 (2014)
[13/26countries]
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 elections3.10 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote5.65 (2014)
[3/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone5.74 (2014)
[25/26countries]
Politician
United States
Number of total seats in the Parliament535 (2017)
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Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population1.66 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives435 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population1.35 (2017)
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% of women in national parliaments27.30% (2021)
[26/37countries]
% of MPs 40 years of age or younger11.52% (2019)
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% of those who trust politicians21.0% (2014)
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% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally52.2% (2010)
[19/25countries]
% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption42.6% (2016)
[12/25countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest58.5% (2014)
[10/26countries]
Political party and organization
United States
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics50.7% (2014)
[2/26countries]
% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices50.4% (2014)
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% of those who belong to a political party35.6% (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government16.6% (2016)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations4.65 (2014)
[2/26countries]
Parliament
United States
% of those who have confidence in parliament45.4% (2018)
[15/24countries]
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election20.7% (2016)
[12/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law23.8% (2014)
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Political awareness
United States
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)69.6% (2016)
[12/24countries]
% of those interested in politics (4 choices)57.4% (2014)
[11/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is left10.8% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is center58.8% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is right16.2% (2014)
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Average of political position5.25 (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers41.4% (2014)
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% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day57.1% (2014)
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% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information8.9% (2014)
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% of those who have expressed political views on the internet22.2% (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion33.1% (2014)
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% of young people (-29) who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers29.1% (2014)
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% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country62.0% (2016)
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% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government30.4% (2014)
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