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Question: In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?
Choices: "Your current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)" "Your race/ethnic background" "Your gender (that is, being a man/woman)" "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)" "Your religion (or being agnostic or atheist)" "Your preferred political party, group, or movement"? "Your nationality" "Your family or marital status (that is, son/daughter, mother/father, grandfather/grandmother, husband/wife, widower/widow, not married, or other similar)" "Your social class (that is upper, middle, lower, working, or similar categories)" "The part of country that you live in"
Data: % of "Your race/ethnic background"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France20.2%
2 Germany18.6%
3 Sweden13.8%
4 Japan11.6%
5 United Kingdom9.7%
6 United States8.6%
7 Canada8.0%
8 Republic of Korea 7.9%
9 Australia6.4%

Note
Others/ Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. 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 2003

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.169567 X +6.674
Correlation coefficient (r)0.104
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.011

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -22162.027548 X +49549.534
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.114
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.013

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.832408 X +82.014
Correlation coefficient (r)0.025
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 2.044609 X +1.356
Correlation coefficient (r)0.366
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.134

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -23.392720 X +17.502
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.202
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.041