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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:
26 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Norway70.8%
2 Netherlands69.8%
3 Denmark68.0%
4 Germany63.5%
5 Iceland62.5%
6 France61.7%
7 Australia61.2%
8 Switzerland60.2%
9 Belgium59.1%
10 Sweden56.0%
11 Republic of Korea54.2%
12 Spain52.9%
13 Czech Republic52.2%
14 United Kingdom50.9%
15 Finland48.2%
16 Austria47.9%
17 Japan44.8%
18 Lithuania43.7%
19 Israel42.6%
20 Poland41.7%
21 United States41.4%
22 Slovenia41.1%
23 Hungary37.0%
24 Turkey35.0%
25 Slovakia30.7%
26 Chile 20.6%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 12 countries.

Source
ISSP 2014

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 3.521755 X +5.010
Correlation coefficient (r)0.640
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.410

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 120457.707613 X -18880.816
Correlation coefficient (r)0.717
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.514

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 10.662278 X +75.627
Correlation coefficient (r)0.562
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.316

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -0.265817 X +1.801
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.095
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.009

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 3.198763 X +11.940
Correlation coefficient (r)0.072
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.005