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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 current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan22.5%
2 Germany19.5%
3 Republic of Korea19.2%
4 Australia15.8%
5 United States15.5%
6 Sweden 14.9%
7 France14.4%
8 United Kingdom13.4%
9 Canada11.8%

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 = -12.188648 X +8.786
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.739
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.546

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -27796.818510 X +54362.369
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.137
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.019

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.153977 X +0.794
Correlation coefficient (r)0.338
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.114

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.374548 X +2.342
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.545
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.297

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 51.677513 X +3.870
Correlation coefficient (r)0.484
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.234