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Question: Do you agree or disagree that practicing a religion helps people to gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States95.4%
2 United Kingdom87.5%
3 Australia86.1%
4 Sweden 85.6%
5 Republic of Korea84.0%
6 Italy83.5%
7 Germany83.4%
8 France79.7%
9 Japan55.6%

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 = 3.042003 X +4.174
Correlation coefficient (r)0.595
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.354

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 30395.644377 X +24271.007
Correlation coefficient (r)0.454
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.206

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.108652 X +0.909
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.736
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.542

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.749287 X +0.993
Correlation coefficient (r)0.285
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.081

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -6.472680 X +17.094
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.166
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.028