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Question: How often do you use your free time to establish useful contacts?
Choices: "Very often" "Often" "Sometimes" "Seldom" "Never"
Data: % of "Very often" "Often"
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Republic of Korea40.2%
2 United States31.0%
3 Germany27.8%
4 France 22.1%
5 Japan18.6%
6 Sweden13.8%
6 United Kingdom13.8%
8 Australia12.7%

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 2 countries.

Source
ISSP 2007

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -2.823822 X +7.362
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.580
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.336

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -27700.718489 X +56255.662
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.180
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.032

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -7.255847 X +83.458
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.277
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.077

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -2.031578 X +1.971
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.619
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.383

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 31.397209 X +4.977
Correlation coefficient (r)0.699
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.489