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Question: Do you believe in life after death?
Choices: "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably" "No, Probably Not" "No, Definitely Not"
Data: % of "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States78.6%
2 Italy68.5%
3 United Kingdom60.9%
4 Japan 58.8%
5 Australia50.9%
6 Republic of Korea49.7%
7 Sweden43.2%
8 France42.6%
9 Germany40.5%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: Flanders only. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. Italy: unweighted sum of 2008 and 2010 surveys. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2008

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.839636 X +7.138
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.195
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.038

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 9521.691415 X +44066.823
Correlation coefficient (r)0.169
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.029

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.047608 X +0.846
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.383
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.147

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.245057 X +1.744
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.110
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.012

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.716573 X +14.354
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.143
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.020