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Question: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement "I don't think the government cares much what people like me think"?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
29 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Poland87.5%
2 Latvia79.1%
3 Portugal76.1%
4 Slovakia74.9%
5 Japan 74.8%
6 Slovenia73.4%
7 Germany72.4%
8 Belgium71.7%
9 Ireland70.2%
10 Austria69.1%
11 Czech Republic68.2%
12 Republic of Korea64.8%
13 Hungary63.7%
14 Australia60.8%
15 United Kingdom59.3%
16 France59.1%
17 Canada59.0%
18 Israel58.0%
19 Spain55.0%
20 New Zealand53.6%
21 Sweden49.0%
22 Finland48.1%
23 Chile47.5%
24 Norway46.7%
25 Netherlands46.6%
26 United States44.3%
27 Mexico42.4%
28 Switzerland41.9%
29 Denmark39.5%

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 = -2.188478 X +8.123
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.553
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.306

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = -80792.496403 X +95652.096
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.414
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.171

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = -4.450693 X +82.999
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.159
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.025

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = -0.457423 X +1.876
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.174
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.030

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data29
Regression equation
Y = 5.525354 X +7.037
Correlation coefficient (r)0.207
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.043