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Question: If you had only one of these three choices, which of the following would you prefer?
Choices: "Work longer hours and earn more money" "Work the same number of hours and earn the same money" "Work fewer hours and earn less money"
Data: % of "Work fewer hours and earn less money"
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Denmark15.9%
2 Norway15.4%
3 France13.7%
4 Netherlands13.5%
5 Switzerland13.4%
6 Japan 12.8%
7 Sweden12.1%
8 Spain11.8%
9 Italy10.2%
10 Germany9.0%
11 Canada8.6%
12 United Kingdom8.5%
13 Portugal8.4%
14 New Zealand8.1%
15 United States7.9%
16 Israel6.0%
17 Hungary5.9%
18 Czech Republic4.3%
19 Slovenia2.8%
20 Poland1.8%

Note
Those who do not work/ 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 18 countries.

Source
ISSP 1997

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 4.887232 X +6.359
Correlation coefficient (r)0.397
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.158

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 357412.773262 X +14301.116
Correlation coefficient (r)0.608
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.370

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 45.258022 X +76.728
Correlation coefficient (r)0.647
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.419

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -1.519985 X +1.759
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.166
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.028

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -9.851266 X +10.321
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.143
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.020