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Question: Who do you think should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people?
Choices: "The elderly people themselves or their family" "The government/public funds"
Data: % of "The government/public funds"
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Iceland88.1%
2 Sweden86.8%
3 Israel83.3%
4 Denmark82.2%
5 Spain72.7%
6 Finland71.8%
7 Norway71.6%
8 Austria70.9%
9 Republic of Korea70.0%
10 Turkey66.5%
11 Germany64.1%
12 France63.4%
13 Slovakia62.7%
14 Lithuania62.4%
15 United Kingdom62.3%
16 Australia55.2%
16 Slovenia55.2%
18 Latvia55.0%
19 Chile54.6%
20 Japan53.1%
21 Ireland51.1%
22 Czech Republic48.8%
23 Mexico 48.7%
24 Poland47.4%
25 United States45.9%
26 Canada43.5%
27 Switzerland39.0%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany.

No data for 9 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 1.228979 X +6.002
Correlation coefficient (r)0.258
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.067

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 11976.364678 X +35226.674
Correlation coefficient (r)0.126
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.016

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 5.023671 X +77.181
Correlation coefficient (r)0.248
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.062

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.674236 X +1.302
Correlation coefficient (r)0.252
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.064

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -2.729041 X +13.339
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.084
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007