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Question: Do you agree that there is little that people can do to change the course of their lives?
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States82.9%
2 Australia80.5%
3 France70.6%
4 United Kingdom 69.9%
5 Republic of Korea69.5%
6 Germany69.0%
7 Sweden64.8%
8 Japan64.3%
9 Italy36.1%

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 = 1.746831 X +5.498
Correlation coefficient (r)0.420
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.176

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 29063.860972 X +29668.665
Correlation coefficient (r)0.533
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.284

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.065172 X +0.864
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.542
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.294

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.919673 X +0.989
Correlation coefficient (r)0.429
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.184

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 15.486491 X +1.312
Correlation coefficient (r)0.486
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.236