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Question: Have you contacted, or attempted to contact, a politician or a civil servant to express your views, might you do that, or would you never under any circumstances do that?
Choices: "Have done it in the past year" "Have done it in the more distant past" "Have not done it but might do it" "Have not done it and would never do it"
Data: % of "Have done it in the past year" "Have done it in the more distant past"
Period:
Area:
26 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Australia37.1%
2 United States37.0%
3 United Kingdom30.0%
4 Netherlands27.6%
5 Austria26.5%
6 Belgium24.4%
7 Finland24.0%
8 Norway23.7%
9 Sweden23.5%
10 Germany23.3%
11 Denmark23.0%
12 Slovakia19.5%
12 Switzerland19.5%
14 Iceland19.0%
15 France18.7%
16 Spain16.9%
17 Czech Republic15.4%
18 Israel14.7%
19 Chile14.1%
20 Slovenia11.7%
21 Lithuania 10.3%
22 Republic of Korea7.5%
23 Poland6.1%
24 Turkey5.3%
25 Japan4.6%
26 Hungary4.2%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 10 countries.

Source
ISSP 2014

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 5.389991 X +5.758
Correlation coefficient (r)0.743
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.552

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data24
Regression equation
Y = 87268.735280 X +29676.558
Correlation coefficient (r)0.673
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.453

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 0.076088 X +0.793
Correlation coefficient (r)0.289
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.084

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 0.449139 X +1.600
Correlation coefficient (r)0.117
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.014

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -10.730797 X +13.920
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.234
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.055