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Question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your (main) job?
Choices: "Completely satisfied" "Very satisfied" "Fairly satisfied" "Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied" "Fairly dissatisfied" "Very dissatisfied" "Completely dissatisfied"
Average score (as "Completely satisfied"=6 "Very satisfied"=5 "Fairly satisfied"=4 "Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied"=3 "Fairly dissatisfied"=2 "Very dissatisfied"=1 "Completely dissatisfied"=0)
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Mexico4.78
2 Switzerland4.60
3 Austria4.47
4 Ireland4.45
5 Denmark4.43
6 United States4.32
7 Belgium4.22
8 Germany4.21
9 Norway4.20
10 New Zealand4.19
11 Sweden4.18
12 Chile4.17
13 Portugal4.16
14 Netherlands4.15
14 Slovenia4.15
16 Israel4.13
17 Hungary4.12
18 Finland4.11
19 Australia4.09
20 France4.07
20 United Kingdom4.07
22 Spain4.05
23 Slovakia3.96
24 Poland3.94
25 Czech Republic3.93
25 Japan 3.93
27 Latvia3.80

Note
Those who do not work, 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. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2002

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.669649 X +4.023
Correlation coefficient (r)0.287
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.082

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 48841.997844 X -157263.360
Correlation coefficient (r)0.405
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.164

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.036173 X +80.251
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.002
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.151600 X +1.001
Correlation coefficient (r)0.104
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -3.772434 X +25.758
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.283
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.080