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Question: People look for various things in a close friend and can differ on how important or not some things are for them. Please tick a box to say how important or not it is for close friends of yours to be each of the following: "Someone who helps me get things done"
Choices: "Extremely important" "Very important" "Fairly important" "Not too important" "Not at all important"
Data: % of "Extremely important" "Very important"
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan61.2%
2 Italy51.1%
3 United States45.4%
4 Germany45.0%
5 Canada33.3%
6 France 33.0%
7 Australia25.2%
8 United Kingdom24.5%

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 = -2.555847 X +7.839
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.768
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.590

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -12753.439999 X +52181.902
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.172
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.030

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 2.784314 X +80.828
Correlation coefficient (r)0.207
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.043

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -1.023592 X +2.022
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.680
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.462

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 4.413116 X +8.792
Correlation coefficient (r)0.189
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.036