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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 Norway63.4%
6 United Kingdom63.0%
7 United States62.0%
8 Switzerland61.6%
9 France60.5%
10 Sweden56.4%
11 Finland56.2%
12 Belgium54.5%
13 Germany49.6%
14 Israel48.3%
15 Lithuania47.5%
16 Turkiye46.0%
17 Slovenia41.0%
18 Spain39.1%
19 Republic of Korea35.5%
20 Slovakia35.0%
21 Latvia33.8%
22 Chile30.6%
23 Hungary29.1%
24 Czech Republic24.4%
25 Japan 17.8%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 13 countries.

Source
ISSP 2016

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 2.603616 X +5.486
Correlation coefficient (r)0.590
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.348

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 118043.373745 X -12269.623
Correlation coefficient (r)0.736
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.542

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 8.500972 X +76.141
Correlation coefficient (r)0.371
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.138

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 0.489323 X +1.386
Correlation coefficient (r)0.205
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.042

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -3.726907 X +12.793
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.132
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017