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Question: How often do you use your free time to establish useful contacts?
Choices: "Very often" "Often" "Sometimes" "Seldom" "Never"
Data: % of "Very often" "Often"
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Republic of Korea 40.2%
2 United States31.0%
3 Germany27.8%
4 France22.1%
5 Japan18.6%
6 Sweden13.8%
6 United Kingdom13.8%
8 Australia12.7%

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 2 countries.

Source
ISSP 2007

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -3.147275 X +7.482
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.535
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.286

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -22082.729665 X +52378.614
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.214
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.046

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -4.723397 X +83.188
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.266
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.071

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -2.018716 X +2.060
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.680
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.462

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 47.891842 X +4.374
Correlation coefficient (r)0.785
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.616