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Question: Suppose you were riding in a car driven by a close friend. You know he is going too fast. He hits a pedestrian. He asks you to tell the police that he was obeying the speed limit. Which statement comes closest to your belief about what your friend has a right to expect from you?
Choices: "My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit" "My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit" "My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit"
Data: % of "My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit" "My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit"
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan40.9%
2 Germany26.6%
3 Italy24.8%
4 France 24.6%
5 Sweden17.2%
6 Canada16.7%
7 Australia13.4%
8 United Kingdom13.0%

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 1998

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -4.318035 X +7.829
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.846
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.716

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -33982.600855 X +53369.646
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.437
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.191

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 6.573938 X +80.994
Correlation coefficient (r)0.570
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.325

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -1.070665 X +1.857
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.494
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.244

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 11.075675 X +7.847
Correlation coefficient (r)0.366
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.134