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Question: When you get together with your friends, relatives or fellow workers, how often do you discuss politics?
Choices: "Often" "Sometimes" "Rarely" "Never"
Data: % of "Often" "Sometimes"
Period:
Area:
34 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France63.4%
2 Sweden61.2%
3 Norway57.3%
4 Denmark57.2%
5 Germany56.7%
5 India56.7%
7 Spain55.2%
8 Netherlands54.7%
9 Switzerland54.3%
10 Republic of Korea54.2%
11 Belgium50.4%
12 Australia48.6%
13 United Kingdom46.1%
14 Austria45.1%
15 Iceland43.2%
16 Czech Republic41.5%
17 Lithuania38.4%
18 Israel38.3%
19 Philippines38.1%
20 Russian Federation37.9%
21 Venezuela37.0%
22 Finland36.5%
23 Georgia35.4%
24 Turkey34.7%
25 Poland32.2%
26 South Africa31.0%
27 Hungary30.7%
28 Slovenia29.5%
29 United States29.1%
30 Croatia28.6%
31 Japan 28.1%
32 Chile26.6%
33 Taiwan22.8%
34 Slovakia20.8%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 204 countries.

Source
ISSP 2014

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data34
Regression equation
Y = 2.557319 X +5.374
Correlation coefficient (r)0.320
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.102

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data32
Regression equation
Y = 97776.440458 X -6098.181
Correlation coefficient (r)0.491
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.241

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data33
Regression equation
Y = 14.812986 X +72.788
Correlation coefficient (r)0.365
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.133

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data33
Regression equation
Y = -0.308688 X +1.886
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.091
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.008

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data33
Regression equation
Y = -0.434006 X +13.632
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.008
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000