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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Government > Democracy stats

Definitions

  • Civil and political liberties: Civil and political liberties
    Units: Index Ranging from 7 (High Levels of Liberties) to 1 (Low
    Units: This is the average of two indicators - civil liberties and political liberties.

  • Democratic institutions rating: Democratic institutions
    Units: Scale ranging from -10 (autocratic) to +10 (democratic)
  • Female candidacy: Year in which women received the right to stand for election. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to stand for election.
  • Female ministers: Women in government at ministerial level in 2000 (as % of total). Data were provided by states based on their definition of national executive and may therefore include women serving as ministers and vice ministers and those holding other ministerial positions, including parliamentary secretaries.
  • Female parliamentarians: Seats in parliament held by women (as % of total). Data are as of 8 March 2002. Where there are lower and upper houses, data refer to the weighted average of women's shares of seats in both houses.
  • Female suffrage: Year in which women received the right to vote. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to vote.
  • First female parliamentarian: Year first woman elected or appointed to parliament.
  • Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • Parliamentary elections > Total vote: The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes. More information on valid, invalid and blank votes can be found at aceproject.org
  • Parliamentary elections > Turnout: The number of votes divided by the Voting Age Population figure, expressed as a percentage.
  • Parliamentary elections > Voter registration: The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes, as reported by the electoral management body.
  • Parliamentary elections > Voting age population: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age
  • Parliamentary elections > Voting age population per 1000: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Civil and political liberties 5.5
Ranked 19th.
6
Ranked 6th. 9% more than Japan
Democratic institutions rating 10
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
10
Ranked 9th.
Female candidacy 1,945
Ranked 97th. 9% more than United States
1,788
Ranked 161st.
Female ministers 6.5%
Ranked 95th.
7.1%
Ranked 92nd. 9% more than Japan
Female parliamentarians 10%
Ranked 88th.
13.8%
Ranked 60th. 38% more than Japan
Female suffrage "1945 ,1947" "1920 ,1960"
First female parliamentarian 1946 (elected) 1917 (elected)
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 20th. 1% more than United States
0.991
Ranked 52nd.

Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 60.6%
Ranked 113th.
63.8%
Ranked 101st. 5% more than Japan
Parliamentary elections > Total vote 60.88 million
Ranked 5th.
99.74 million
Ranked 3rd. 64% more than Japan
Parliamentary elections > Turnout 59
Ranked 69th. 27% more than United States
46.6
Ranked 93th.
Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 100.43 million
Ranked 6th.
156.42 million
Ranked 2nd. 56% more than Japan
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population 103.16 million
Ranked 5th.
213.95 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population per 1000 807.68
Ranked 10th. 10% more than United States
737.5
Ranked 40th.

SOURCES: Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2000-2001, New York: Freedom House, 2001; Polity IV Project, University of Maryland, at Polity IV Project; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on women in government at the ministerial level. March. Geneva; calculated on the basis of data on parliamentary seats from IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2002. Parline Database. March 2002; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva.; Source: Millennium Development Goals Database | United Nations Statistics Division; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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