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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 = -3.213462 X +7.457
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.557
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.310

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -1.330534 X +50140.299
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.000
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -0.049333 X +0.829
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.294
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.086

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -1.982200 X +2.090
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.679
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.461

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 26.468762 X +6.595
Correlation coefficient (r)0.685
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.469