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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 = 2.319881 X +4.876
Correlation coefficient (r)0.188
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.035

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -6583.093399 X +55267.172
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.043
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.027534 X +0.842
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.081
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.257447 X +1.415
Correlation coefficient (r)0.043
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

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