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Question: Do you agree or disagree that practicing a religion helps people to find inner peace and happiness?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States87.3%
2 Republic of Korea80.3%
3 Italy78.8%
4 Sweden 75.5%
5 United Kingdom74.5%
6 Australia73.7%
7 Germany72.0%
8 France66.8%
9 Japan61.6%

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 = 1.463164 X +5.587
Correlation coefficient (r)0.197
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.039

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 35951.819557 X +22505.894
Correlation coefficient (r)0.370
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.137

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.143918 X +0.927
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.671
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.450

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.492482 X +1.977
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.129
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.017

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 4.030608 X +8.764
Correlation coefficient (r)0.071
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.005