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Question: Are there people you could ask to help influence important decisions in your favour?
Choices: "No, nobody" "Yes, a few people" "Yes, some people" "Yes, a lot of people"
Data: % of "Yes, a few people" "Yes, some people" "Yes, a lot of people"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Germany90.9%
2 United Kingdom86.4%
3 Australia84.7%
4 Canada84.0%
5 France 83.1%
6 Japan81.3%
7 Republic of Korea79.4%
8 United States79.2%
9 Sweden75.4%

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. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2006

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 2.857533 X +4.447
Correlation coefficient (r)0.235
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.055

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -42585.098081 X +83205.941
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.201
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.040

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.385410 X +85.561
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.125
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.016

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.599117 X +1.099
Correlation coefficient (r)0.099
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.010

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -46.480370 X +50.756
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.583
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.340