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Question: Do you believe in the supernatural powers of deceased ancestors?
Choices: "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably" "No, Probably Not" "No, Definitely Not"
Data: % of "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan63.0%
2 Republic of Korea 33.5%
3 Italy27.7%
4 United States24.9%
5 Australia22.0%
6 United Kingdom21.0%
7 Sweden20.6%
8 France19.5%
9 Germany17.6%

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 = -2.894717 X +7.481
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.732
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.536

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -18998.004381 X +54563.002
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.367
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.135

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.059193 X +0.803
Correlation coefficient (r)0.518
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.268

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -1.010361 X +1.890
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.496
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.246

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 11.731589 X +8.510
Correlation coefficient (r)0.388
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.151