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Question: Have you contacted, or attempted to contact, a politician or a civil servant to express your views, might you do that, or would you never under any circumstances do that?
Choices: "Have done it in the past year" "Have done it in the more distant past" "Have not done it but might do it" "Have not done it and would never do it"
Data: % of "Have done it in the past year" "Have done it in the more distant past"
Period:
Area:
26 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Australia37.1%
2 United States37.0%
3 United Kingdom30.0%
4 Netherlands27.6%
5 Austria26.5%
6 Belgium24.4%
7 Finland24.0%
8 Norway23.7%
9 Sweden23.5%
10 Germany23.3%
11 Denmark23.0%
12 Slovakia19.5%
12 Switzerland19.5%
14 Iceland19.0%
15 France18.7%
16 Spain16.9%
17 Czech Republic15.4%
18 Israel14.7%
19 Chile 14.1%
20 Slovenia11.7%
21 Lithuania10.3%
22 Republic of Korea7.5%
23 Poland6.1%
24 Turkey5.3%
25 Japan4.6%
26 Hungary4.2%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 10 countries.

Source
ISSP 2014

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 5.389991 X +5.758
Correlation coefficient (r)0.743
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.552

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 82090.521964 X +27926.793
Correlation coefficient (r)0.651
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.424

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 9.653836 X +78.601
Correlation coefficient (r)0.344
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.118

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 0.548896 X +1.584
Correlation coefficient (r)0.142
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.020

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -10.730797 X +13.920
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.234
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.055