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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. What would you do in this situation?
Choices: "Definitely tell the policy that your friend was going faster than the speed limit" "Probably tell the policy that your friend was going faster than the speed limit" "Probably tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit" "Definitely tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit"
Data: % of "Probably tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit" "Definitely tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France 32.2%
2 Japan31.7%
3 Italy30.6%
4 Germany24.5%
5 Sweden20.0%
6 Canada19.0%
7 United Kingdom14.2%
8 Australia12.4%
9 United States12.3%

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 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 1998

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -3.798830 X +7.712
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.704
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.496

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -81522.851965 X +65900.944
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.706
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.498

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 12.764776 X +79.218
Correlation coefficient (r)0.634
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.402

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.913170 X +1.832
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.392
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.154

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -2.817122 X +11.294
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.081
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007