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Cantril ladder. The evaluation of life by imagining life as a ladder, with the best possible life for them as a 10, and the worst possible life as a zero.
Period:
Area:
10 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Sweden7.343
2 Canada7.278
3 Australia7.228
4 United Kingdom7.054
5 Germany6.985
6 United States6.892
7 France 6.592
8 Italy6.223
9 Republic of Korea5.895
10 Japan5.886

Source
Helliwell, J., Layard, R., & Sachs, J. (2019). World Happiness Report 2019, New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = 1.000000 X
Correlation coefficient (r)1.000
Coefficient of determination (R2)1.000

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = 7008.389967 X +1869.272
Correlation coefficient (r)0.567
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.321

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -0.012441 X +0.904
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.458
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.210

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = 0.340424 X -0.695
Correlation coefficient (r)0.697
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.486

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -3.057740 X +32.232
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.423
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.179