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Question: How often are you asked to help influence important decisions in other people's favour?
Choices: "Never" "Seldom" "Occasionally" "Often"
Data: % of "Seldom" "Occasionally" "Often"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Germany80.6%
2 Japan80.5%
3 Canada75.3%
4 United Kingdom73.4%
5 Sweden72.4%
6 Republic of Korea 72.3%
7 Australia72.1%
8 France66.6%
9 United States65.4%

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. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2006

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -1.559428 X +7.952
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.148
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.022

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -68343.674089 X +97995.715
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.373
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.139

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 12.956478 X +72.452
Correlation coefficient (r)0.424
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.180

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -2.061943 X +3.103
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.392
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.154

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -13.471660 X +22.169
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.195
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.038