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Question: Please indicate which statement below comes closest to expressing what you believe about God.
Choices: "I don't believe in God" "I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out" "I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind" "I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others" "While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God" "I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it"
Data: % of "While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God" "I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it"
Period:
Area:
7 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States81.2%
2 Italy73.8%
3 Canada64.5%
4 Australia53.2%
5 United Kingdom48.7%
6 Germany30.9%
7 Japan 17.8%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 3 countries.

Source
ISSP 1993

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = 0.745673 X +6.398
Correlation coefficient (r)0.320
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.102

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = 5738.001542 X +44416.237
Correlation coefficient (r)0.197
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.039

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = -3.688950 X +83.608
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.490
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.240

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = 0.240723 X +1.487
Correlation coefficient (r)0.286
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.082

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data7
Regression equation
Y = -3.386171 X +12.119
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.241
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.058