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Question: To what extent do you agree with the following statements? - Present economic differences between rich and poor countries are too large.
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
21 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Slovakia96.2%
2 Portugal94.6%
3 Spain94.1%
4 Hungary94.0%
5 Slovenia93.7%
6 Chile93.2%
7 Czech Republic92.7%
8 Germany92.2%
9 Austria92.1%
10 Japan 92.0%
11 France91.8%
12 Poland91.7%
13 Israel90.6%
14 Norway90.5%
15 Latvia89.2%
16 Australia83.9%
17 New Zealand83.0%
18 Sweden82.8%
19 United Kingdom82.2%
20 Canada81.7%
21 United States65.3%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 17 countries.

Source
ISSP 1999

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -2.678828 X +9.099
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.418
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.175

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -159149.438318 X +183138.941
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.570
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.325

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -0.214710 X +80.629
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.006
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -0.208555 X +1.785
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.045
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data21
Regression equation
Y = -14.557239 X +23.026
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.364
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.132