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Question: Would you like to see more or less government spending in the environment? Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it.
Choices: "Spend much more" "Spend more" "Spend the same as now" "Spend less" "Spend much less"
Data: % of "Spend much more" "Spend more"
Period:
Area:
18 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Poland76.8%
2 Slovenia74.8%
3 Japan 70.7%
4 Czech Republic68.7%
5 Israel67.5%
6 Hungary65.7%
6 Spain65.7%
8 Italy60.4%
9 Germany58.1%
10 Switzerland52.9%
11 Ireland52.1%
12 Latvia51.2%
13 Canada50.1%
14 France48.2%
15 Australia48.1%
16 United States44.6%
17 Norway42.9%
18 New Zealand37.2%

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

No data for 20 countries.

Source
ISSP 1996

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -1.796732 X +7.786
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.491
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.241

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -146088.108795 X +134258.808
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.604
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.365

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -5.520438 X +83.810
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.183
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.033

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = 0.036002 X +1.609
Correlation coefficient (r)0.011
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data18
Regression equation
Y = -5.017234 X +12.917
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.188
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.035