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Question: Do you believe in reincarnation ? 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 Japan56.4%
2 United States33.1%
3 Italy27.7%
4 Republic of Korea27.6%
5 United Kingdom24.9%
6 Australia24.6%
7 Germany21.8%
8 Sweden 20.8%
9 France20.5%

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 = -3.011321 X +7.539
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.604
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.365

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -9179.969517 X +51915.471
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.141
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.020

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.042435 X +0.808
Correlation coefficient (r)0.295
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.087

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.892227 X +1.865
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.347
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.120

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 10.826448 X +8.670
Correlation coefficient (r)0.284
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.081