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Question: Do you believe in nirvana ? being reborn in this world again and again?
Choices: "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably" "No, Probably Not" "No, Definitely Not"
Data: % of "Yes, Definitely" "Yes, Probably"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan58.2%
2 Republic of Korea29.6%
3 United States27.9%
4 Italy21.3%
5 Australia14.4%
6 United Kingdom14.1%
7 France10.1%
8 Germany9.0%
8 Sweden 9.0%

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 = -2.588792 X +7.234
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.735
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.540

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -11393.968738 X +51740.969
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.247
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.061

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.032337 X +0.813
Correlation coefficient (r)0.318
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.101

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.927776 X +1.810
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.512
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.262

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 11.822494 X +9.224
Correlation coefficient (r)0.439
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.193