CORRELATION BETWEEN LEVELS OF POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND SOCIAL INDICATORS AMONG GROUP OF TWELVE COUNTRIES
by Ririko Noda
Category: Social Science
Abstract – Voter turnout rate is a measure often used to determine not only the level of political freedom in a country but also the degree of political participation among the citizens. Yet, worldwide, there has been a decline in average voter turnout, including in Japan and other highly developed countries. Thus, this paper will focus on exploring the relationship between voter turnout rate and multidimensional social indicators of the thirteen member nations of the Group of Twelve Countries, to observe whether there is any correlation between the two and investigate the importance of political participation.