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Question: Do you believe in nirvana ? being reborn in this world again and again?
Choices: "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably" "No, Probably Not" "No, Definitely Not"
Data: % of "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan58.2%
2 Republic of Korea 29.6%
3 United States27.9%
4 Italy21.3%
5 Australia14.4%
6 United Kingdom14.1%
7 France10.1%
8 Germany9.0%
8 Sweden9.0%

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 = -2.656288 X +7.313
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.765
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.585

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -13879.404736 X +49653.392
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.207
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.043

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 3.068823 X +81.429
Correlation coefficient (r)0.292
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.085

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.896366 X +1.767
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.490
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.240

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 11.822494 X +9.224
Correlation coefficient (r)0.439
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.193