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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 social class (that is upper, middle, lower, working, or similar categories)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France 5.5%
2 Germany3.1%
2 Republic of Korea3.1%
4 United States2.1%
5 Japan1.8%
5 United Kingdom1.8%
7 Australia1.5%
8 Canada1.3%
9 Sweden0.9%

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 = -12.568405 X +7.105
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.318
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.101

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -232502.486149 X +52419.781
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.339
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.115

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -2.074158 X +82.160
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.018
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.049865 X +1.570
Correlation coefficient (r)0.053
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 88.023867 X +12.714
Correlation coefficient (r)0.215
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.046