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Question: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement "I feel I have a pretty good understanding of the important political issues facing the country"?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
25 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Denmark75.1%
2 Australia68.7%
3 Iceland64.9%
4 New Zealand63.9%
5 Norway63.3%
6 United Kingdom63.0%
7 United States62.0%
8 Switzerland61.6%
9 France60.6%
10 Sweden56.4%
11 Finland56.2%
12 Belgium54.5%
13 Germany49.6%
14 Israel48.4%
15 Lithuania47.5%
16 Turkey46.0%
17 Slovenia41.0%
18 Spain39.1%
19 Republic of Korea35.5%
20 Slovakia35.0%
21 Latvia33.8%
22 Chile 30.6%
23 Hungary29.1%
24 Czech Republic24.4%
25 Japan17.8%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2016

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 3.275613 X +5.124
Correlation coefficient (r)0.739
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.546

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 49220.792715 X +18217.147
Correlation coefficient (r)0.650
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.423

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 6.472182 X +77.097
Correlation coefficient (r)0.349
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.122

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 0.714018 X +1.368
Correlation coefficient (r)0.309
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.095

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -4.456139 X +14.349
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.155
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.024