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Question: Do you agree that life does not serve any purpose?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States92.2%
2 Australia87.6%
3 Japan87.1%
4 United Kingdom 83.0%
5 France82.1%
6 Republic of Korea80.8%
7 Germany80.2%
8 Italy79.2%
9 Sweden63.7%

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 = -1.784237 X +8.187
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.251
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.063

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 18056.373608 X +31903.683
Correlation coefficient (r)0.136
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -6.746639 X +87.605
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.324
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.105

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.075719 X +1.636
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.021
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 8.163506 X +5.092
Correlation coefficient (r)0.153
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.023