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Life
Japan
Life satisfaction (10 steps)5.871 (2020)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - male5.849 (2012-2014)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - female6.240 (2012-2014)
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Average Happiness (10 steps)6.5 (2000-2009)
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Inequality of happiness (standard deviation of 10-step happiness)2.03 (2000-2009)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) gender gap0.921 (2010)
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Tertiary - Secondary gap in life satisfaction0.6 (2010)
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Extent of happiness (7 steps)5.23 (2012)
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% of those who feel very happy16.6% (2008)
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% of those who had positive affect on the previous day78.9% (2010-2012)
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% of those who report that they felt happiness on the previous day78.6% (2010-2012)
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% of those who had negative affect on the previous day17.8% (2010-2012)
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Daily life affect61.1% (2010-2012)
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% of young people who have hope for their futhre61.6% (2013)
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% of those who think that life serves purpose87.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is only meaningful if they provide the meaning themselves83.2% (2008)
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% of those who are satisfied with their freedom of choice in life81.0% (2020)
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% of those who think that people cannot change the course of their lives15.2% (2008)
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% of those who think that people can change the course of their lives64.3% (2008)
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Suicide
Japan
Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)14.3 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, male (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)20.5 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, female (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)8.1 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years (per 100,000 population)15.1 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, male (per 100,000 population)21.9 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, female (per 100,000 population)8.1 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years (per 100,000 population)19.7 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, male (per 100,000 population)28.4 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, female (per 100,000 population)10.7 (2016)
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Identity
Japan
% of those who think that the most important identification is nationality15.3% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is occupation22.5% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is race/ethnic background9.2% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is gender11.6% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is age7.0% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is religion1.7% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is political preference1.1% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is family or marital status22.5% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is social class1.8% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is their hometown7.3% (2003)
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Belongingness
Japan
% of those who feel close to their town or city90.3% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their county92.0% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their country97.5% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to [Continent]71.6% (2013)
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% of those who feel very close to their ethnic group52.0% (2003)
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Personality
Japan
% of those who think they are reserved44.8% (2005)
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% of those who think they are trusting56.4% (2005)
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% of those who think they do a thorough job67.6% (2005)
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% of those who think they are relaxed48.4% (2005)
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% of those who think they have an active imagination39.8% (2005)
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% of those who think they are outgoing39.4% (2005)
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% of those who think they tend to find fault with others6.6% (2005)
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% of those who think they are lazy15.8% (2005)
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% of those who think they are nervous53.2% (2005)
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Human relations
Japan
% of those who think that people can be trusted or not (4 choices)33.9% (2014)
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% of those who think that only few people to trust62.9% (2006)
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% of people saying they most people can be trusted33.2% (2009)
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% of those who think that people try to be fair (4 choices)72.6% (2014)
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% of people who have relatives or friends they can count on for help in times of need88.6% (2019)
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% of those who often use their free time to establish useful contacts18.6% (2007)
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% of those who have been asked to help influence important decisions in other people's favour80.5% (2006)
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% of those who could ask others to help influence important decisions in their favour81.3% (2006)
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Friendship
Japan
% of those who get together with friends in their free time several times a week or more26.4% (2007)
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% of those who get much enjoyment from getting together with friends51.9% (2007)
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% of those who have contact with 20 or more people in a day16.5% (2014)
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% of those who have contact with 4 or less people in a day27.4% (2014)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men and women, minutes per day per person)12 (2011)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men, minutes per day per person)12 (2011)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (women, minutes per day per person)12 (2011)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-1 (2011)
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% of Grade 4 students who play or talk with friends for less than 1 hour per day32.0% (2007)
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% of Grade 4 students who play or talk with friends for more than 2 hours per day37.9% (2007)
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% of Grade 8 students who play or talk with friends for less than 1 hour per day45.5% (2007)
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% of Grade 8 students who play or talk with friends for more than 2 hours per day30.2% (2007)
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% of those who say that they would like to have more time with their friends42.0% (2005)
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% of those who say that they would like to have less time with their friends1.2% (2005)
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% of those who think that they should prioritize friendship over justice40.9% (1998)
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% of those who would prioritize friendship over justice31.7% (1998)
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% of those who have a friend/ friends other than at workplace or in the neighborhood79.4% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who is intelligent and makes them think34.9% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who helps them get things done61.2% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who really understands them72.5% (2001)
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% of those who think that a close friend is someone who is enjoyable company56.9% (2001)
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% of those who think that people who are better off should help friends who are less well off20.4% (2001)
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Denomination
Japan
Christian, % of population2.0% (2012)
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Buddhism, % of population71.4% (2012)
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Attitude toward religion
Japan
% of those who think that they are at least somewhat religious34.5% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is truth only in one religion8.7% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is very little truth in any religion32.3% (2008)
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% of those who believe in religious miracles25.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to find inner peace and happiness61.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to make friends29.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow55.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to meet the right kind of people21.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that we trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith11.9% (2008)
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% of those who think that religions bring more conflict than peace51.5% (2008)
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% of those who think that people with very strong religious beliefs are often too intolerant of others46.9% (2008)
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% of those who think that we must respect all religions9.2% (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 theirs59.5% (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 prefer49.6% (2008)
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% of those who think religious extremists should be allowed to publish books expressing their views76.2% (2008)
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% of those who believe in God (6 choices)16.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally33.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is meaningful only because God exists11.3% (2008)
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% of those who have their own way of connecting with God34.0% (2008)
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Religious group
Japan
% of those who participate in the activities of a church or other religious organisation at least once a month3.0% (2007)
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% of those who belong to religious organisations7.6% (2014)
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% of those who have confidence in churches and religious organizations38.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious organisations/authorities have the most influence on the actions of the government1.5% (2016)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections85.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence government decisions85.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that churches and religious organizations in their country have too much power46.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that all religious groups in their country should have equal rights23.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious extremists should be allowed to hold public meetings5.6% (2014)
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Religious activities
Japan
% of those who pray at least once a week28.3% (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 year34.9% (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 crucifix51.5% (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 year24.0% (2008)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men and women, minutes per day per person)1 (2011)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men, minutes per day per person)1 (2011)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (women, minutes per day per person)2 (2011)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-2 (2011)
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Supernatural
Japan
% of those who consider themselves to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural45.1% (2008)
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% of those who believe in life after death (4 choices)58.8% (2008)
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% of those who believe in heaven (4 choices)49.4% (2008)
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% of those who believe in hell (4 choices)42.7% (2008)
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% of those who believe in reincarnation56.4% (2008)
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% of those who believe in nirvana58.2% (2008)
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% of those who believe in the supernatural powers of deceased ancestors63.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that astrology has some scientific truth45.2% (1993)
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