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Question: Indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. "You should take care of yourself and your family first, before helping other people"
Choices: "Agree strongly" "Agree" "Neither Agree Nor Disagree" "Disagree" "Disagree strongly"
Data: % of "Agree strongly" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
22 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States83.3%
2 Hungary82.8%
3 Slovenia81.3%
4 Italy80.6%
5 Spain79.6%
6 Israel78.8%
6 Poland78.8%
8 New Zealand77.3%
9 Chile76.1%
10 Austria75.8%
11 Canada72.3%
12 United Kingdom71.7%
13 Japan 69.3%
13 Latvia69.3%
15 Australia68.9%
16 Finland66.7%
17 Norway63.3%
18 France62.3%
19 Czech Republic60.1%
20 Switzerland59.3%
21 Denmark57.6%
22 Germany51.2%

Note
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 16 countries.

Source
ISSP 2001

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = -2.130734 X +8.347
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.398
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.158

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = -100697.409115 X +118626.419
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.384
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.147

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = -8.840389 X +86.903
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.254
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.065

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = -0.079245 X +1.664
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.021
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 0.981466 X +9.211
Correlation coefficient (r)0.029
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001