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Question: On average, how often do you watch political news on television?
Choices: "Every day" "3-4 days a week" "1-2 days a week" "Fewer than 1-2 days a week" "Never"
Data: % of "Every day"
Period:
Area:
16 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Portugal75.3%
2 Slovakia64.1%
3 Japan 55.8%
4 Switzerland55.0%
5 Spain52.4%
6 Latvia49.5%
7 France44.2%
8 Denmark42.6%
9 Czech Republic42.4%
10 Netherlands39.6%
11 Finland36.7%
12 Australia34.5%
12 Sweden34.5%
14 Canada34.3%
14 New Zealand34.3%
16 Belgium27.3%

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 22 countries.

Source
ISSP 2004

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data16
Regression equation
Y = -2.817651 X +8.159
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.666
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.444

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data16
Regression equation
Y = -65081.010757 X +75894.644
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.419
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.176

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data16
Regression equation
Y = -6.791254 X +84.210
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.271
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.073

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data16
Regression equation
Y = -0.549106 X +1.817
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.390
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.152

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data16
Regression equation
Y = -8.798148 X +14.447
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.415
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.172