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Table D.1.07. Percentage of ninth-grade students who reported participating in various civic-related organizations in the Civic Education Study, by jurisdiction: 1999

Jurisdiction Student government1   Youth organization affiliated with a political party or union   Environmental organization   Human rights organization   Group conducting voluntary activities to help the community   Charity collecting money for social cause
Percent s.e.     Percent s.e.     Percent s.e.     Percent s.e.     Percent s.e.     Percent s.e.  
International average   28 0.2 *   5 0.1 *   15 0.2 *   6 0.1     18 0.2 *   28 0.2 *
                                                 
Australia   34 1.4     4 0.4 *   19 1.0 *   4 0.6     33 1.3 *   47 1.4 *
Belgium-French   22 1.5 *   6 0.7 *   15 1.3 *   8 1.0     17 1.0 *   26 1.5 *
Bulgaria   14 1.0 *   4 0.6 *   9 0.9 *   9 0.8     8 0.8 *   12 1.0 *
Chile   19 1.0 *   4 0.4 *   21 1.1     5 0.5     33 1.4 *   24 1.0 *
Colombia   24 1.4 *   4 0.5 *   40 1.6 *   13 1.3 *   34 1.1 *   26 1.4 *
                                                 
Cyprus   57 1.1 *   25 1.0 *   20 0.9     22 1.2 *   22 0.9 *   48 1.3 *
Czech Republic   13 0.9 *   1 0.2 *   13 1.3 *   2 0.3 *   22 1.0 *   18 1.4 *
Denmark   44 1.3 *   4 0.4 *   6 0.6 *   5 0.5     32 1.0 *   63 1.2 *
England   19 0.9 *   6 0.5 *   13 0.8 *   5 0.6     25 1.0 *   55 1.4 *
Estonia   21 1.2 *   3 0.4 *   8 0.7 *   4 0.4     8 0.6 *   10 0.9 *
                                                 
Finland   22 1.2 *   2 0.3 *   6 0.7 *   2 0.4 *   6 0.6 *   24 1.0 *
Germany   13 0.8 *   5 0.5 *   10 0.9 *   2 0.3 *   16 0.9 *   23 1.2 *
Greece   59 1.0 *   9 0.6     32 1.2 *   16 0.7 *   29 1.0 *   53 1.1 *
Hong Kong SAR   45 1.1 *   5 0.5 *   12 0.7 *   6 0.4     34 1.1 *   37 1.2  
Hungary   32 1.5     4 0.4 *   28 1.4     3 0.4 *   23 1.0 *   18 1.1 *
                                                 
Italy   16 0.7 *   3 0.3 *   7 0.6 *   3 0.3 *   8 0.6 *   6 0.5 *
Latvia   18 1.0 *   2 0.6 *   7 1.0 *   5 0.9     12 1.0 *   9 0.9 *
Lithuania   23 1.0 *   1 0.3 *   16 1.4 *   4 0.4     7 0.5 *   14 1.0 *
Norway   47 1.2 *   6 0.5 *   16 0.9 *   6 0.5     18 0.9 *   84 0.8 *
Poland   19 0.9 *   1 0.3 *   14 1.6 *   3 0.5 *   5 0.6 *   9 0.8 *
                                                 
Portugal   25 1.1 *   2 0.3 *   25 1.1     10 1.0 *   9 0.7 *   20 1.0 *
Romania   37 2.2     2 0.3 *   13 0.9 *   8 0.8     10 1.0 *   13 0.9 *
Russian Federation   43 1.9 *   2 0.4 *   12 1.6 *   4 0.8     11 1.5 *   7 1.1 *
Slovak Republic   3 0.4 *   1 0.2 *   5 0.7 *   1 0.2 *   6 0.7 *   5 0.9 *
Slovenia   18 0.9 *   1 0.2 *   15 0.8 *   4 0.5     11 0.8 *   33 1.5 *
                                                 
Sweden   49 1.8 *   7 0.6     15 1.2 *   5 0.7     8 1.0 *   25 1.7 *
Switzerland   8 0.7 *   4 0.5 *   10 0.8 *   3 0.3 *   12 0.7 *   27 1.2 *
United States   33 1.5     10 0.9     24 1.2     6 0.6     50 1.4     40 1.5  
*p <.05. Percentage is significantly different from U.S. percentage.
1 Student government includes student council, student government, and class or school parliament.
NOTE: Jurisdictions were instructed to select the grade in which most 14-year-olds were enrolled at the time of the study. In the United States, as in most jurisdictions, this was 9th grade. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. See Wirt et al. (2003) for information on definitions and methodology.
SOURCE: Data from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Civic Education Study, 1999. Wirt, J., Choy, S., Provasnik, S., Rooney, P., Sen, A., and Tobin, R. (2003). The Condition of Education 2003 (NCES 2003-067), table 16-1 and table S16-1. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
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