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Question: Would you like to see more or less government spending in education? Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it.
Choices: "Spend much more" "Spend more" "Spend the same as now" "Spend less" "Spend much less"
Data: % of "Spend much more" "Spend more"
Period:
Area:
18 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Latvia88.9%
2 Israel87.2%
3 Slovenia84.8%
4 Poland84.7%
5 United States84.5%
6 New Zealand82.8%
7 Hungary81.8%
8 Spain74.3%
9 Italy70.9%
10 Australia70.4%
11 Czech Republic67.7%
12 Canada66.3%
13 France63.9%
14 Ireland63.2%
15 Switzerland58.7%
16 Germany54.0%
17 Norway51.0%
18 Japan 50.7%

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 = -0.627624 X +7.201
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.188
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.035

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -102269.011271 X +123255.497
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.465
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.216

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -16.416750 X +92.360
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.599
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.359

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 0.871998 X +1.007
Correlation coefficient (r)0.288
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.083

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 5.052789 X +6.421
Correlation coefficient (r)0.208
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.043