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Question: People look for various things in a close friend and can differ on how important or not some things are for them. Please tick a box to say how important or not it is for close friends of yours to be each of the following: "Someone who helps me get things done"
Choices: "Extremely important" "Very important" "Fairly important" "Not too important" "Not at all important"
Data: % of "Extremely important" "Very important"
Period:
Area:
8 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan61.2%
2 Italy51.1%
3 United States45.4%
4 Germany45.0%
5 Canada33.3%
6 France33.0%
7 Australia25.2%
8 United Kingdom 24.5%

Note
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 2 countries.

Source
ISSP 2001

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -3.087043 X +7.997
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.808
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.653

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 1661.169520 X +48894.482
Correlation coefficient (r)0.031
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 0.028794 X +0.808
Correlation coefficient (r)0.220
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.048

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = -1.076971 X +2.065
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.683
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.466

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data8
Regression equation
Y = 4.413116 X +8.792
Correlation coefficient (r)0.189
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.036