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Question: How many other close friends do you have ? apart from those at work, in your neighbourhood, or family members? Think, for instance, of friends at clubs, church, or the like.
Data: % of 1 or more
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Australia86.5%
2 United States84.1%
3 Canada82.4%
4 Japan79.4%
5 France 78.5%
6 Italy76.4%
7 Germany75.6%
8 United Kingdom75.2%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 2 countries.

Source
ISSP 2001

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 2.345077 X +4.951
Correlation coefficient (r)0.227
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.052

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 161808.707380 X -83030.170
Correlation coefficient (r)0.675
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.456

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -4.291363 X +85.423
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.105
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 1.143648 X +0.702
Correlation coefficient (r)0.245
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.060

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 42.860500 X -22.137
Correlation coefficient (r)0.543
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.295