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Life
France
Life satisfaction (10 steps)6.664 (2020)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - male6.696 (2012-2014)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - female6.684 (2012-2014)
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Average Happiness (10 steps)6.6 (2000-2009)
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Inequality of happiness (standard deviation of 10-step happiness)2.16 (2000-2009)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) gender gap1.030 (2010)
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Tertiary - Secondary gap in life satisfaction0.4 (2010)
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Extent of happiness (7 steps)5.20 (2012)
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% of those who feel very happy11.8% (2008)
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% of those who had positive affect on the previous day77.0% (2010-2012)
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% of those who report that they felt happiness on the previous day76.8% (2010-2012)
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% of those who had negative affect on the previous day26.2% (2010-2012)
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Daily life affect50.8% (2010-2012)
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% of young people who have hope for their futhre83.3% (2013)
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% of those who think that life serves purpose82.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is only meaningful if they provide the meaning themselves87.7% (2008)
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% of those who are satisfied with their freedom of choice in life82.5% (2020)
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% of those who think that people cannot change the course of their lives12.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that people can change the course of their lives70.6% (2008)
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Suicide
France
Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)12.1 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, male (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)17.9 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, female (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)6.5 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years (per 100,000 population)6.6 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, male (per 100,000 population)9.6 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, female (per 100,000 population)3.4 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years (per 100,000 population)17.8 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, male (per 100,000 population)27.5 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, female (per 100,000 population)7.8 (2016)
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Identity
France
% of those who think that the most important identification is nationality16.1% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is occupation14.4% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is race/ethnic background6.9% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is gender20.2% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is age5.6% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is religion4.7% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is political preference2.1% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is family or marital status18.4% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is social class5.5% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is their hometown6.0% (2003)
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Belongingness
France
% of those who feel close to their town or city78.8% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their county80.1% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their country92.4% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to [Continent]56.8% (2013)
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% of those who feel very close to their ethnic group31.3% (2003)
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Personality
France
% of those who think they are reserved49.5% (2005)
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% of those who think they are trusting64.2% (2005)
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% of those who think they do a thorough job96.2% (2005)
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% of those who think they are relaxed45.3% (2005)
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% of those who think they have an active imagination63.0% (2005)
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% of those who think they are outgoing85.9% (2005)
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% of those who think they tend to find fault with others13.2% (2005)
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% of those who think they are lazy6.3% (2005)
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% of those who think they are nervous27.1% (2005)
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Human relations
France
% of those who think that people can be trusted or not (4 choices)34.0% (2014)
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% of those who think that only few people to trust70.4% (2006)
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% of people saying they most people can be trusted19.6% (2009)
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% of those who think that people try to be fair (4 choices)71.5% (2014)
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% of people who have relatives or friends they can count on for help in times of need92.1% (2019)
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% of those who often use their free time to establish useful contacts22.1% (2007)
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% of those who have been asked to help influence important decisions in other people's favour66.6% (2006)
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% of those who could ask others to help influence important decisions in their favour83.1% (2006)
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Friendship
France
% of those who get together with friends in their free time several times a week or more28.6% (2007)
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% of those who get much enjoyment from getting together with friends82.3% (2007)
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% of those who have contact with 20 or more people in a day22.1% (2014)
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% of those who have contact with 4 or less people in a day23.2% (2014)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men and women, minutes per day per person)56 (2009)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men, minutes per day per person)53 (2009)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (women, minutes per day per person)58 (2009)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-5 (2009)
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% of those who say that they would like to have more time with their friends63.6% (2005)
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% of those who say that they would like to have less time with their friends2.9% (2005)
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% of those who think that they should prioritize friendship over justice24.6% (1998)
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% of those who would prioritize friendship over justice32.2% (1998)
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% of those who have a friend/ friends other than at workplace or in the neighborhood78.5% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who is intelligent and makes them think50.0% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who helps them get things done33.0% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who really understands them71.1% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who is enjoyable company84.9% (2001)
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% of those who think that people who are better off should help friends who are less well off35.0% (2001)
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Denomination
France
Christian, % of population87.5% (2012)
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Catholic, % of population85.5% (2012)
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Protestant, % of population2.0% (2012)
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Jewish, % of population1.0% (2012)
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Muslim, % of population7.5% (2012)
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No religion (None, unaffiliated), % of population4.0% (2012)
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Attitude toward religion
France
% of those who think that they are at least somewhat religious29.7% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is truth only in one religion5.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is very little truth in any religion36.7% (2008)
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% of those who believe in religious miracles41.5% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to find inner peace and happiness66.8% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to make friends36.5% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow79.7% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to meet the right kind of people21.2% (2008)
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% of those who think that we trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith14.2% (2008)
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% of those who think that religions bring more conflict than peace70.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that people with very strong religious beliefs are often too intolerant of others70.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that we must respect all religions84.8% (2008)
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% of those who accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from theirs marrying a relative of theirs82.3% (2008)
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% of those who accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from theirs being a candidate of the political party they prefer78.6% (2008)
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% of those who think religious extremists should be allowed to publish books expressing their views43.7% (2008)
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% of those who believe in God (6 choices)37.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally23.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is meaningful only because God exists19.9% (2008)
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% of those who have their own way of connecting with God53.2% (2008)
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Religious group
France
% of those who participate in the activities of a church or other religious organisation at least once a month9.3% (2007)
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% of those who belong to religious organisations19.8% (2014)
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% of those who have confidence in churches and religious organizations51.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious organisations/authorities have the most influence on the actions of the government0.1% (2016)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections85.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence government decisions78.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that churches and religious organizations in their country have too much power27.9% (2008)
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% of those who think that all religious groups in their country should have equal rights59.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious extremists should be allowed to hold public meetings19.3% (2014)
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Religious activities
France
% of those who pray at least once a week20.6% (2008)
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% of those who take part in the activities or organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services at least once or twice a year25.6% (2008)
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% of those who have for religious reasons in their home a shrine, altar, or a religious object on display such as an icon, retablos, mezuzah, menorah, or crucifix39.7% (2008)
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% of those who visit a holy place for religious reasons such as going to shrine/ temple/church/mosque at least once or twice a year32.8% (2008)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men and women, minutes per day per person)3 (2009)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men, minutes per day per person)2 (2009)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (women, minutes per day per person)3 (2009)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-1 (2009)
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Supernatural
France
% of those who consider themselves to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural30.9% (2008)
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% of those who believe in life after death (4 choices)42.6% (2008)
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% of those who believe in heaven (4 choices)28.6% (2008)
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% of those who believe in hell (4 choices)17.7% (2008)
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% of those who believe in reincarnation20.5% (2008)
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% of those who believe in nirvana10.1% (2008)
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% of those who believe in the supernatural powers of deceased ancestors19.5% (2008)
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