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Question: How often do you have contact with your close friend, either face-to-face, by phone, internet or any other communication device?
Choices: "I do not have any close friends" "The close friend I have contact with the most frequently lives with me" "Daily" "Several times a week" "Once a week" "Two to three times a month" "Once a month" "Several times a year" "Less often" "Never"
Data: % of "The close friend I have contact with the most frequently lives with me" "Daily" "Several times a week" "Once a week" among those who have close friends.
Period:
Area:
7 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States74.0%
2 United Kingdom71.4%
3 Germany69.3%
4 Sweden66.0%
5 Australia64.6%
6 France 58.4%
7 Japan39.1%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 3 countries.

Source
ISSP 2017

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = 3.513596 X +4.632
Correlation coefficient (r)0.845
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.714

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = 34772.052808 X +29528.479
Correlation coefficient (r)0.616
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.379

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = -0.121983 X +0.894
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.822
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.676

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = 0.797704 X +1.224
Correlation coefficient (r)0.554
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.307

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = -11.065168 X +18.457
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.548
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.300