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Question: Do you believe in reincarnation ? being reborn in this world again and again?
Choices: "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably" "No, Probably Not" "No, Definitely Not"
Data: % of "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan56.4%
2 United States33.1%
3 Italy27.7%
4 Republic of Korea27.6%
5 United Kingdom24.9%
6 Australia24.6%
7 Germany21.8%
8 Sweden20.8%
9 France 20.5%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: Flanders only. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. Italy: unweighted sum of 2008 and 2010 surveys. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2008

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -3.049434 X +7.614
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.620
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.384

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -9514.980748 X +49389.062
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.100
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.010

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 4.067062 X +80.926
Correlation coefficient (r)0.273
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.075

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.820933 X +1.809
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.317
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.100

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 10.826448 X +8.670
Correlation coefficient (r)0.284
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.081