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Question: Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your freedom to choose what you do with your life?
Choices: "Satisfied" "Dissatisfied"
Data: % of "Satisfied"
Period:
Area:
38 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Finland96.1%
2 Sweden94.8%
3 Norway94.7%
4 Iceland93.6%
5 Denmark93.4%
6 Estonia92.9%
7 Luxembourg91.5%
8 Slovenia91.3%
9 Czech Republic90.3%
10 Portugal90.2%
11 Costa Rica89.5%
12 Switzerland89.1%
13 Australia89.0%
14 Netherlands88.7%
14 New Zealand88.7%
16 Canada87.4%
16 Ireland87.4%
18 Mexico85.6%
19 Austria85.5%
20 United Kingdom85.2%
21 Germany84.6%
22 Belgium82.5%
23 France81.9%
24 Latvia81.8%
25 Israel80.9%
26 Colombia80.4%
27 United States80.0%
28 Japan 79.9%
29 Chile79.2%
30 Spain78.2%
31 Poland76.5%
32 Hungary75.8%
33 Slovakia75.3%
34 Lithuania74.8%
35 Republic of Korea71.7%
36 Italy71.1%
37 Greece56.8%
38 Turkiye47.5%

Source
Helliwell, J. F., Layard, R., Sachs, J. D., Aknin, L. B., De Neve, J.-E., & Wang, S. (Eds.). (2023). World Happiness Report 2023 (11th ed.). Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 4.794443 X +2.700
Correlation coefficient (r)0.762
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.581

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 138169.537499 X -70449.074
Correlation coefficient (r)0.484
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.234

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 10.807138 X +70.855
Correlation coefficient (r)0.291
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.085

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 0.322850 X +1.318
Correlation coefficient (r)0.103
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = 9.676264 X +1.803
Correlation coefficient (r)0.237
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.056