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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 Japan 44.8%
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 Chile20.6%

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 = 3.408505 X +5.042
Correlation coefficient (r)0.641
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.411

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 68104.147889 X +8806.217
Correlation coefficient (r)0.737
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.543

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 11.685423 X +74.489
Correlation coefficient (r)0.568
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.323

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -0.119333 X +1.748
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.042
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -1.468175 X +12.652
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.044
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002