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Question: Do you agree that life is only meaningful if you provide the meaning yourself?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France87.7%
2 Germany83.3%
3 Japan83.2%
4 Republic of Korea 82.0%
5 Italy80.5%
6 Sweden76.8%
7 Australia59.5%
8 United Kingdom53.3%
9 United States49.0%

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 = -1.993347 X +8.179
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.515
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.265

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -43607.876324 X +78419.157
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.603
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.364

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 7.385520 X +76.711
Correlation coefficient (r)0.652
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.425

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.733525 X +2.109
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.372
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.138

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 3.973675 X +8.873
Correlation coefficient (r)0.137
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.019