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Question: Do you believe in reincarnation ? 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 Japan56.4%
2 United States33.1%
3 Italy27.7%
4 Republic of Korea 27.6%
5 United Kingdom24.9%
6 Australia24.6%
7 Germany21.8%
8 Sweden20.8%
9 France20.5%

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 = -3.049434 X +7.614
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.620
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.384

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -6194.348628 X +47491.584
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.064
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.004

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 4.434061 X +80.976
Correlation coefficient (r)0.296
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.088

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.820933 X +1.809
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.317
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.100

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 7.405142 X +12.093
Correlation coefficient (r)0.132
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017