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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 religion (or being agnostic or atheist)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States11.0%
2 Canada5.9%
3 Australia4.8%
4 France4.7%
5 Republic of Korea4.4%
6 Germany3.2%
7 United Kingdom3.0%
8 Sweden 2.3%
9 Japan1.7%

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 = 3.593914 X +6.631
Correlation coefficient (r)0.177
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.031

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 144106.804259 X +43257.357
Correlation coefficient (r)0.577
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.333

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.430882 X +0.838
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.769
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.591

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.314542 X +1.568
Correlation coefficient (r)0.133
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 20.272389 X +11.388
Correlation coefficient (r)0.154
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.024