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Question: When you get together with your friends, relatives or fellow workers, how often do you discuss politics?
Choices: "Often" "Sometimes" "Rarely" "Never"
Data: % of "Often" "Sometimes"
Period:
Area:
26 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France63.4%
2 Sweden61.2%
3 Norway57.3%
4 Denmark57.2%
5 Germany56.7%
6 Spain55.2%
7 Netherlands54.7%
8 Switzerland54.3%
9 Republic of Korea54.2%
10 Belgium50.4%
11 Australia48.6%
12 United Kingdom46.1%
13 Austria45.1%
14 Iceland43.2%
15 Czech Republic41.5%
16 Lithuania38.4%
17 Israel38.3%
18 Finland36.5%
19 Turkiye34.7%
20 Poland32.2%
21 Hungary30.7%
22 Slovenia29.5%
23 United States 29.1%
24 Japan28.1%
25 Chile26.6%
26 Slovakia20.8%

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 = 2.460726 X +5.726
Correlation coefficient (r)0.437
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.191

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 101161.356451 X +1683.547
Correlation coefficient (r)0.554
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.307

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 11.727333 X +75.550
Correlation coefficient (r)0.538
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.289

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -0.346684 X +1.740
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.124
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.015

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 1.498177 X +12.908
Correlation coefficient (r)0.033
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001