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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 "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Italy38.3%
2 Germany19.3%
3 United Kingdom 19.1%
4 Sweden17.2%
5 Republic of Korea16.8%
6 Japan15.2%
7 France12.6%
8 Australia11.7%
9 United States11.4%

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 = -1.900565 X +7.019
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.280
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.078

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -37017.527897 X +55936.703
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.416
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.173

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.060647 X +0.809
Correlation coefficient (r)0.309
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.095

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -1.505484 X +1.880
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.430
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.185

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -30.999934 X +17.333
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.596
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.355