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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 current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan22.5%
2 Germany19.5%
3 Republic of Korea 19.2%
4 Australia15.8%
5 United States15.5%
6 Sweden14.9%
7 France14.4%
8 United Kingdom13.4%
9 Canada11.8%

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 = -12.381923 X +8.844
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.732
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.536

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -78553.145336 X +60813.680
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.278
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.077

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 15.878525 X +79.340
Correlation coefficient (r)0.337
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.114

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.330080 X +2.302
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.534
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.285

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 51.677513 X +3.870
Correlation coefficient (r)0.484
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.234