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Question: These five diagrams show different types of society. Please read the descriptions and look at the diagrams and decide which you would prefer the country ought to be.
Type AType BType CType DType E
A small elite at the top, very few people in the middle and the great mass of people at the bottom.A society like a pyramid with a small elite at the top, more people in the middle, and most at the bottom.A pyramid except that just a few people are at the bottom.A society with most people in the middle.Many people near the top, and only a few near the bottom.

Data: % of Type B
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan 14.1%
2 Poland10.4%
3 Germany9.4%
4 United States9.2%
5 France8.5%
6 Portugal7.4%
7 Austria7.1%
8 Spain6.8%
9 Slovenia6.3%
10 Australia6.0%
10 Chile6.0%
12 Czech Republic5.9%
12 Slovakia5.9%
14 Israel5.7%
15 Hungary5.1%
16 Canada5.0%
16 New Zealand5.0%
18 Sweden4.6%
19 Norway3.7%
20 Latvia2.2%

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

No data for 18 countries.

Source
ISSP 1999

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -5.506140 X +7.082
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.312
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.097

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -116136.947805 X +49894.596
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.133
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.018

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 24.016130 X +78.472
Correlation coefficient (r)0.180
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.032

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -3.233109 X +1.845
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.234
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.055

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -10.312059 X +10.933
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.097
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.009