Tweet
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 = 4.208458 X +3.410
Correlation coefficient (r)0.355
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.126

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 62997.925841 X -692.471
Correlation coefficient (r)0.384
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.147

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -0.072749 X +0.877
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.179
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.032

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 1.151618 X +0.718
Correlation coefficient (r)0.235
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.055

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 44.282780 X -24.771
Correlation coefficient (r)0.612
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.375