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Question: In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?
Choices: "Your current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)" "Your race/ethnic background" "Your gender (that is, being a man/woman)" "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)" "Your religion (or being agnostic or atheist)" "Your preferred political party, group, or movement"? "Your nationality" "Your family or marital status (that is, son/daughter, mother/father, grandfather/grandmother, husband/wife, widower/widow, not married, or other similar)" "Your social class (that is upper, middle, lower, working, or similar categories)" "The part of country that you live in"
Data: % of "Your race/ethnic background"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France20.2%
2 Germany18.6%
3 Sweden13.8%
4 Japan11.6%
5 United Kingdom 9.7%
6 United States8.6%
7 Canada8.0%
8 Republic of Korea7.9%
9 Australia6.4%

Note
Others/ 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 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2003

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.336770 X +6.834
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.030
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 18732.324215 X +47640.947
Correlation coefficient (r)0.134
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.023129 X +0.816
Correlation coefficient (r)0.074
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.005

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.917171 X +1.405
Correlation coefficient (r)0.347
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.120

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -20.601807 X +14.710
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.280
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.078