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Question: In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?
Choices: "Your current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)" "Your race/ethnic background" "Your gender (that is, being a man/woman)" "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)" "Your religion (or being agnostic or atheist)" "Your preferred political party, group, or movement"? "Your nationality" "Your family or marital status (that is, son/daughter, mother/father, grandfather/grandmother, husband/wife, widower/widow, not married, or other similar)" "Your social class (that is upper, middle, lower, working, or similar categories)" "The part of country that you live in"
Data: % of "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Republic of Korea8.9%
2 Japan7.0%
3 Germany5.7%
4 France 5.6%
5 Australia4.5%
5 Sweden4.5%
7 United Kingdom3.5%
7 United States3.5%
9 Canada3.0%

Note
Others/ 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 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2003

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -24.138524 X +8.050
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.831
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.691

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -309666.666667 X +62865.111
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.613
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.376

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 48.396770 X +79.627
Correlation coefficient (r)0.563
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.317

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -10.326413 X +2.125
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.713
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.508

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 235.628604 X +2.682
Correlation coefficient (r)0.783
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.613