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Question: How successful do you think the government in [Country] is nowadays in fighting unemployment?
Choices: "Very successful" "Quite successful" "Neither successful nor unsuccessful" "Quite unsuccessful" "Very unsuccessful"
Data: % of "Very successful" "Quite successful"
Period:
Area:
25 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Denmark65.4%
2 Ireland65.3%
3 Norway52.6%
4 Australia52.5%
5 Switzerland51.1%
6 New Zealand51.0%
7 Canada34.6%
8 Spain33.7%
9 United States29.6%
10 United Kingdom29.5%
11 Finland21.9%
12 Netherlands20.8%
13 Poland20.2%
14 France14.8%
14 Slovenia14.8%
16 Czech Republic13.7%
17 Chile13.5%
18 Latvia12.9%
19 Israel12.8%
20 Sweden9.4%
21 Japan 8.9%
22 Portugal7.5%
23 Germany6.4%
24 Hungary5.9%
25 Republic of Korea5.6%

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

No data for 13 countries.

Source
ISSP 2006

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 1.394928 X +6.450
Correlation coefficient (r)0.502
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.252

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 98145.872447 X +23111.936
Correlation coefficient (r)0.739
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.546

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 4.913771 X +79.546
Correlation coefficient (r)0.310
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.096

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = 0.097987 X +1.568
Correlation coefficient (r)0.052
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data25
Regression equation
Y = -4.654864 X +11.707
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.256
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.066