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Question: In deciding on pay for two people doing the same kind of work, how important should be how well the person does the job?
Choices: "Essential" "Very important" "Fairly important" "Not important" "Not very important" "Not important at all"
Data: % of "Essential" "Very important"
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Poland94.9%
2 United States93.1%
3 France93.0%
4 Germany92.2%
5 Czech Republic91.2%
6 Canada90.8%
7 Switzerland90.6%
8 New Zealand89.2%
9 Slovenia88.8%
10 Hungary88.0%
11 Sweden87.7%
12 Israel85.9%
12 United Kingdom85.9%
14 Italy85.7%
15 Spain83.6%
16 Netherlands80.0%
17 Portugal78.7%
18 Japan 78.3%
19 Denmark74.5%
20 Norway64.7%

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 = -1.214323 X +7.866
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.181
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.033

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -119536.414635 X +150883.258
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.374
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.140

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -15.530961 X +94.362
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.408
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.166

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 0.412136 X +1.261
Correlation coefficient (r)0.082
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 7.488216 X +2.957
Correlation coefficient (r)0.200
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.040