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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 France5.5%
2 Germany3.1%
2 Republic of Korea3.1%
4 United States2.1%
5 Japan 1.8%
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 = -16.036795 X +7.171
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.400
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.160

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -87371.785765 X +51870.605
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.177
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.031

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.022944 X +0.818
Correlation coefficient (r)0.021
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.760051 X +1.610
Correlation coefficient (r)0.039
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 47.343373 X +11.201
Correlation coefficient (r)0.183
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.033