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Question: If you could change the way you spend your time, how would you change the time with your friends?
Choices: "Much more time" "A bit more time" "Same time as now" "A bit less time" "Much less time"
Data: % of "A bit less time" "Much less time"
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Israel10.5%
2 Poland10.1%
3 Czech Republic9.4%
4 Hungary7.6%
5 Italy6.9%
6 Slovenia6.5%
7 Portugal3.9%
8 United States3.8%
9 Germany3.2%
10 Spain2.9%
11 France2.4%
12 Switzerland2.3%
13 Norway2.1%
14 Netherlands2.0%
15 New Zealand1.9%
16 United Kingdom1.8%
17 Japan 1.6%
18 Sweden1.4%
19 Denmark1.1%
20 Canada0.9%

Note
Can't choose 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 = -4.554868 X +7.011
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.289
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.084

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -362621.390428 X +63195.070
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.482
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.232

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -50.642940 X +83.114
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.566
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.320

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 4.578124 X +1.426
Correlation coefficient (r)0.390
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.152

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -14.883956 X +9.997
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.169
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.029