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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 Japan9.2%
2 France6.9%
3 Germany5.9%
4 United States4.3%
5 Canada2.9%
6 Australia2.6%
7 United Kingdom2.2%
8 Sweden0.9%
9 Republic of Korea 0.0%

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 = -4.687387 X +6.992
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.253
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.064

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -10396.671463 X +48386.493
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.032
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 8.990803 X +81.585
Correlation coefficient (r)0.168
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.028

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 2.076269 X +1.514
Correlation coefficient (r)0.225
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.051

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -19.958706 X +13.085
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.164
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.027