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Question: How much you agree or disagree with the statement "Most civil servants can be trusted to do what is best for the country"?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
18 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Ireland52.0%
2 Norway37.5%
3 Israel33.1%
4 Australia25.9%
5 United States24.8%
6 New Zealand24.7%
7 Canada24.5%
8 Spain24.4%
9 Slovenia24.1%
10 Germany23.3%
11 Latvia22.6%
12 France19.3%
13 Japan 18.7%
14 Poland17.2%
15 Czech Republic15.7%
16 Hungary14.8%
17 Switzerland12.0%
18 Italy10.6%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 20 countries.

Source
ISSP 1996

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 1.960199 X +6.289
Correlation coefficient (r)0.448
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.201

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 176605.526163 X +8483.183
Correlation coefficient (r)0.611
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.373

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 7.924293 X +78.761
Correlation coefficient (r)0.220
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.048

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 1.344315 X +1.312
Correlation coefficient (r)0.338
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.114

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -1.091416 X +10.288
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.034
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001