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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 Sweden7.353
2 Canada7.232
3 Australia7.223
4 United Kingdom7.165
5 Germany7.076
6 United States6.940
7 France 6.664
8 Italy6.387
9 Republic of Korea5.872
10 Japan5.871

Source
Helliwell, John F., Richard Layard, Jeffrey Sachs, and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, eds. 2020. World Happiness Report 2020. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = 0.991997 X +0.014
Correlation coefficient (r)0.993
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.986

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = 7022.590090 X +1487.778
Correlation coefficient (r)0.568
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.323

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -0.013042 X +0.909
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.480
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.230

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = 0.350239 X -0.775
Correlation coefficient (r)0.718
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.516

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -3.669738 X +36.505
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.508
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.258