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Question: Suppose you were riding in a car driven by a close friend. You know he is going too fast. He hits a pedestrian. He asks you to tell the police that he was obeying the speed limit. What would you do in this situation?
Choices: "Definitely tell the policy that your friend was going faster than the speed limit" "Probably tell the policy that your friend was going faster than the speed limit" "Probably tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit" "Definitely tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit"
Data: % of "Probably tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit" "Definitely tell the policy that your friend was not going faster than the speed limit"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France32.2%
2 Japan31.7%
3 Italy30.6%
4 Germany24.5%
5 Sweden20.0%
6 Canada19.0%
7 United Kingdom 14.2%
8 Australia12.4%
9 United States12.3%

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 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 1998

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -4.635958 X +7.845
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.757
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.573

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -41860.130535 X +59206.955
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.522
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.272

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 0.125245 X +0.792
Correlation coefficient (r)0.644
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.415

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -1.039020 X +1.887
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.417
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.174

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -2.817122 X +11.294
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.081
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007