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Question: Thinking about the future of (survey country), please tell me whether you feel generally optimistic or generally pessimistic about the following areas. How about the way our political system works?
Choices: "Optimistic" "Pessimistic"
Data: % of "Optimistic"
Period:
Area:
21 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Sweden61.9%
2 Netherlands61.5%
3 Canada58.1%
4 Poland57.3%
5 Germany56.8%
6 Australia52.3%
7 Lithuania44.8%
8 Hungary42.6%
9 Czech Republic38.5%
10 Slovakia37.5%
11 Turkiye37.3%
12 Mexico35.4%
13 Japan 35.2%
14 United States35.1%
15 Israel33.6%
16 Republic of Korea28.6%
17 France27.8%
18 Spain27.5%
19 United Kingdom26.9%
20 Italy23.4%
21 Greece19.2%

Note
Neither/ Don't know/ Refused are excluded.

No data for 17 countries.

Source
Pew Research Center "Global Attitudes Survey" Spring 2019.

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 2.038965 X +5.742
Correlation coefficient (r)0.417
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.174

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 46098.853054 X +18852.159
Correlation coefficient (r)0.328
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.108

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -0.743042 X +79.826
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.024
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 0.167592 X +1.525
Correlation coefficient (r)0.053
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = 9.135492 X +5.957
Correlation coefficient (r)0.247
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.061