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Question: Suppose a law were being considered by the parliament that you considered to be unjust or harmful. If such a case arose, how likely is it that you, acting alone or together with others, would be able to try to do something about it?
Choices: "Very likely" "Fairly likely" "Not very likely" "Not at all likely"
Data: % of "Very likely" "Fairly likely"
Period:
Area:
29 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States60.5%
2 France55.4%
3 Mexico55.0%
4 New Zealand52.1%
5 Canada50.5%
6 Republic of Korea43.7%
6 Switzerland43.7%
8 Australia42.0%
9 United Kingdom40.7%
10 Ireland39.7%
11 Chile38.4%
12 Belgium37.4%
13 Spain36.3%
14 Austria36.2%
15 Portugal35.6%
16 Israel34.7%
17 Norway32.7%
18 Denmark31.3%
19 Slovenia30.5%
20 Germany29.2%
21 Slovakia28.9%
22 Latvia27.8%
23 Czech Republic26.0%
24 Poland25.9%
25 Netherlands25.3%
26 Sweden25.0%
27 Japan 22.1%
28 Finland19.5%
29 Hungary12.6%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: Flanders only. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 9 countries.

Source
ISSP 2004

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = 0.002201 X +6.797
Correlation coefficient (r)0.000
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = 48581.450065 X +29310.810
Correlation coefficient (r)0.220
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.048

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = 1.292368 X +79.841
Correlation coefficient (r)0.041
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = 0.164432 X +1.540
Correlation coefficient (r)0.055
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = -1.962296 X +11.087
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.065
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.004