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Question: Do you believe in life after death?
Choices: "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably" "No, Probably Not" "No, Definitely Not"
Data: % of "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States78.6%
2 Italy68.5%
3 United Kingdom60.9%
4 Japan58.8%
5 Australia50.9%
6 Republic of Korea 49.7%
7 Sweden43.2%
8 France42.6%
9 Germany40.5%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: Flanders only. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. Italy: unweighted sum of 2008 and 2010 surveys. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2008

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.703284 X +7.114
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.160
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.026

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 14552.894129 X +38684.707
Correlation coefficient (r)0.177
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.031

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.980794 X +84.821
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.387
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.150

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.236095 X +1.704
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.105
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.716573 X +14.354
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.143
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.020