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Question: How much enjoyment do you get from getting together with friends?
Choices: "No enjoyment" "Not much enjoyment" "Some enjoyment" "A fair amount of enjoyment" "A great amount of enjoyment" "I never do that"
Data: % of "A fair amount of enjoyment" "A great amount of enjoyment"
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Australia90.2%
2 Sweden 88.7%
3 United Kingdom88.6%
4 United States83.2%
5 France82.3%
6 Germany81.9%
7 Republic of Korea64.2%
8 Japan51.9%

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. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 2 countries.

Source
ISSP 2007

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 3.904388 X +3.655
Correlation coefficient (r)0.940
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.884

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 25812.182449 X +29780.641
Correlation coefficient (r)0.482
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.232

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -0.062270 X +0.867
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.515
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.265

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 1.584291 X +0.394
Correlation coefficient (r)0.753
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.567

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -17.864673 X +26.641
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.642
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.412