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Question: How often do you have to do hard physical work?
Choices: "Always" "Often" "Sometimes" "Hardly ever" "Never"
Data: % of "Always" "Often"
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Poland38.6%
2 Hungary30.7%
3 Israel28.9%
4 Portugal26.5%
5 Canada26.2%
6 Sweden25.9%
7 New Zealand25.6%
8 Italy24.5%
9 Spain24.4%
10 Norway23.6%
11 Denmark21.9%
12 United Kingdom21.8%
13 United States21.6%
14 Germany20.7%
15 Czech Republic19.9%
16 France19.5%
17 Slovenia18.6%
18 Switzerland17.6%
19 Japan 17.2%
20 Netherlands15.4%

Note
Those who do not work/ Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 18 countries.

Source
ISSP 1997

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -2.631513 X +7.441
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.283
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.080

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -151595.979383 X +83830.037
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.342
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.117

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -23.581148 X +86.561
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.446
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.199

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 0.348492 X +1.533
Correlation coefficient (r)0.050
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -9.795981 X +11.683
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.188
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.035