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Question: Do you believe in heaven?
Choices: "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably" "No, Probably Not" "No, Definitely Not"
Data: % of "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States85.1%
2 Italy68.1%
3 United Kingdom61.0%
4 Japan49.4%
5 Republic of Korea48.5%
6 Australia48.0%
7 Germany34.7%
8 France28.6%
9 Sweden 27.7%

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. 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 = -0.477122 X +6.917
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.162
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.026

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 6716.194271 X +45923.694
Correlation coefficient (r)0.175
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.031

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.040038 X +0.840
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.472
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.223

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.279408 X +1.750
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.185
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.034

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -2.443418 X +12.991
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.109
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.012