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Question: If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?
Choices: "Completely happy" "Very happy" "Fairly happy" "Neither happy nor unhappy" "Fairly unhappy" "Very unhappy" "Completely unhappy"
Average score (as "Completely happy"=7 "Very happy"=6 "Fairly happy"=5 "Neither happy nor unhappy"=4 "Fairly unhappy"=3 "Very unhappy"=2 "Completely unhappy"=1)
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States5.50
2 Canada5.45
3 Australia5.43
4 United Kingdom5.39
5 Germany5.27
6 Sweden5.25
7 Japan5.23
8 France 5.20
9 Republic of Korea4.86

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 2.076069 X -4.181
Correlation coefficient (r)0.715
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.511

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 21280.949183 X -62683.062
Correlation coefficient (r)0.595
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.354

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.038202 X +1.021
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.476
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.227

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.912805 X -3.198
Correlation coefficient (r)0.646
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.417

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -13.346765 X +82.871
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.711
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.506