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Question: If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?
Choices: "Very happy" "Fairly happy" "Not very happy" "Not at all happy"
Data: % of "Very happy"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States43.0%
2 Australia32.7%
3 United Kingdom 30.8%
4 Sweden28.2%
5 Germany19.4%
6 Japan16.6%
7 Republic of Korea16.2%
8 France11.8%
9 Italy7.7%

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 = 3.189093 X +5.946
Correlation coefficient (r)0.653
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.426

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 46012.365354 X +38737.831
Correlation coefficient (r)0.720
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.518

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.103413 X +0.844
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.734
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.539

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.264089 X +1.320
Correlation coefficient (r)0.503
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.253

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 3.202703 X +11.032
Correlation coefficient (r)0.086
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007