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Question: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Most of the time we can trust people in government to do what is right."
Choices: "Agree strongly" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Disagree strongly"
Data: % of "Agree strongly" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
26 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Switzerland58.3%
2 Sweden47.4%
3 Denmark44.6%
4 Norway39.6%
5 Australia39.0%
6 Finland36.0%
7 Turkiye34.9%
8 Netherlands34.1%
9 Hungary32.4%
10 Austria31.5%
11 Israel30.9%
12 United Kingdom28.6%
13 Iceland27.0%
14 Germany23.1%
15 Belgium21.0%
15 United States 21.0%
17 Republic of Korea20.2%
18 Chile19.2%
19 Spain16.7%
20 Czech Republic16.6%
21 Slovakia15.7%
22 France15.1%
23 Poland11.4%
24 Slovenia9.5%
25 Japan9.3%
26 Lithuania6.8%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 12 countries.

Source
ISSP 2014

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 2.042291 X +6.248
Correlation coefficient (r)0.394
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.155

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 119054.548124 X +14621.026
Correlation coefficient (r)0.633
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.401

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 9.220840 X +77.965
Correlation coefficient (r)0.366
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.134

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 0.616749 X +1.447
Correlation coefficient (r)0.220
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.048

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -8.692591 X +12.948
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.273
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.075