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Lifestyle > Political action > Signed a petition: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff editor

Signing a petition is the most popular method of participating in political action with at least 40% of people in each of the surveyed countries having signed a petition. Signing a petition is a relatively easy method of expressing opinion as it takes very little time or effort from those who sign. In general,European nations had a lower ranking than Canada, Australia and the United States.</p>

<p>When other methods of political action are considered, most European nations held a high rank in attending a <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/lif_pol_act_att_a_dem>demonstration</a>. Outside of Europe (in Canada, Australa and the United States) attending a <a href=/graph/lif_pol_act_joi_a_boy>boycott</a> was more common.</p>
DEFINITION: Proportion of respondents in 1990s surveys who have ever signed a petition.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Australia 79% 1990
2 Canada 77% 1990
=3 Sweden 72% 1990
=3 United States 72% 1990
5 United Kingdom 68% 1990
6 Switzerland 66% 1990
7 Norway 63% 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 62.57% 1990
8 Germany 61% 1990
9 Japan 58% 1990
10 France 54% 1990
=11 Netherlands 51% 1990
=11 Denmark 51% 1990
=13 Italy 48% 1990
=13 Austria 48% 1990
15 Belgium 47% 1990
16 Ireland 42% 1990
17 Finland 40% 1990

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Signing a petition is the most popular method of participating in political action with at least 40% of people in each of the surveyed countries having signed a petition. Signing a petition is a relatively easy method of expressing opinion as it takes very little time or effort from those who sign. In general,European nations had a lower ranking than Canada, Australia and the United States.</p>

<p>When other methods of political action are considered, most European nations held a high rank in attending a <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/lif_pol_act_att_a_dem>demonstration</a>. Outside of Europe (in Canada, Australa and the United States) attending a <a href=/graph/lif_pol_act_joi_a_boy>boycott</a> was more common.</p>

Posted on 24 Mar 2005

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Edria Murray, Staff editor

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