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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 religion (or being agnostic or atheist)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States11.0%
2 Canada5.9%
3 Australia4.8%
4 France 4.7%
5 Republic of Korea4.4%
6 Germany3.2%
7 United Kingdom3.0%
8 Sweden2.3%
9 Japan1.7%

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 = 3.118983 X +6.668
Correlation coefficient (r)0.156
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.024

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 204463.061552 X +38668.905
Correlation coefficient (r)0.587
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.345

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -45.234102 X +83.994
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.781
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.610

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.348454 X +1.533
Correlation coefficient (r)0.135
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 20.272389 X +11.388
Correlation coefficient (r)0.154
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.024