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Question: If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?
Choices: "Very happy" "Fairly happy" "Not very happy" "Not at all happy"
Data: % of "Very happy"
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States45.9%
2 United Kingdom33.6%
3 Sweden23.8%
4 Germany21.1%
5 Republic of Korea 18.2%
6 Japan17.2%
7 France15.2%
8 Italy14.4%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 2 countries.

Source
ISSP 2018

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 2.389076 X +6.121
Correlation coefficient (r)0.464
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.215

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 79934.337128 X +25794.296
Correlation coefficient (r)0.786
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.618

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -13.805491 X +85.431
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.850
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.722

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 1.088097 X +1.296
Correlation coefficient (r)0.392
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.154

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -3.420984 X +15.235
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.056
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003