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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 Chile14.1%
20 Slovenia11.7%
21 Lithuania10.3%
22 Republic of Korea7.5%
23 Poland6.1%
24 Turkiye5.3%
25 Japan 4.6%
26 Hungary4.2%

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 = 4.562791 X +5.934
Correlation coefficient (r)0.627
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.393

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 169617.666732 X +14401.856
Correlation coefficient (r)0.642
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.412

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 9.946186 X +78.546
Correlation coefficient (r)0.281
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.079

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 0.506622 X +1.515
Correlation coefficient (r)0.129
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -2.163703 X +11.047
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.048
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002