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Question: In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?
Choices: "Your current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)" "Your race/ethnic background" "Your gender (that is, being a man/woman)" "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)" "Your religion (or being agnostic or atheist)" "Your preferred political party, group, or movement"? "Your nationality" "Your family or marital status (that is, son/daughter, mother/father, grandfather/grandmother, husband/wife, widower/widow, not married, or other similar)" "Your social class (that is upper, middle, lower, working, or similar categories)" "The part of country that you live in"
Data: % of "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Republic of Korea8.9%
2 Japan7.0%
3 Germany5.7%
4 France5.6%
5 Australia4.5%
5 Sweden 4.5%
7 United Kingdom3.5%
7 United States3.5%
9 Canada3.0%

Note
Others/ Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2003

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -25.283852 X +8.093
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.858
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.736

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -190057.670127 X +59578.516
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.524
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.275

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.413033 X +0.798
Correlation coefficient (r)0.507
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.257

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -10.025375 X +2.142
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.699
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.489

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 144.590542 X +4.889
Correlation coefficient (r)0.758
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.575